Nation media journalist Dickens Wasonga on Thursday, December 26, filed a report at the Bondo police station alleging that he had received threats to his life from a senior police officer as reported by Daily Nation.
In his statement, Wasonga, who is based in Siaya County, alleged that he had been threatened by Ugunja Chief Inspector of Police, Sabina Kerubo, in a phone call she made to him at around 11.09 a.m on December 25, that reportedly lasted for 2 minutes and 52 seconds.
Kerubo, who was a suspect in the murder of the Star scribe, Eric Oloo, allegedly threatened Wasonga for ruining her reputation.
“You damaged my reputation…did I kill that journalist? That was the first impression you gave to people…useless, “Kerubo was quoted as saying by Citizen Digital.
Daily Nation reported that Kerubo fingered the Siaya based nation journalist for failure to obtain her side of the narrative pertaining to the death of Oloo at her Ugunja home.
“You should know that you have a wife and children, and you will soon pay for whatever you did to me Dickens,” Kerubo was quoted as saying.
“You put out a one-sided story and did not consult me. You gave the public the wrong perception,” she added.
In the recorded audio that was listened to by Citizen Digital, Wasonga tried explaining to the officer that his article was based on information he obtained from the police.
The police chief was in police holding for 14 days but was later released due to lack of evidence that tied her to the death of Oloo.
Wasonga, however, highlighted that with Kerubo’s status and connections, he feared for his life.
“I am worried that the officer could employ her links and harm me, directly or indirectly,” Wasonga stated.
Bondo sub-county police commissioner Anthony Wafula, confirmed that the journalist had indeed filed a statement with them.
Siaya Principal Magistrate James Ong’ondo had granted Kerubo her freedom after police detectives failed to establish evidence against her in the period they were allowed to build the case.
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