– KTN senior reporter Duncan Khaemba has been arrested while covering protests in Kibera
– Khaemba was arrested for putting on protective gear in his live report in Kibra
– The journalist is currently in police custody at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi
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KTN senior reporter Duncan Khaemba was on Saturday, August 12, arrested by police while covering election protests in Kibera.
TUKO.co.ke has learnt that Khaemba was arrested for putting on protective gear in his live report in Kibra.
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According to sources, the journalist was arrested for allegedly wearing a bullet-proof vest and helmet without a permit.
According to the law, one must be licensed to walk around in bullet proof vest or night vision gear just like a firearm license, the licensee must walk around with the certificate.
Khaemba is currently being held in police custody at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi.
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The Standard Group confirmed Khaemba and fellow journalist Otieno Willis have been taken into police custody over the possession of the bullet proof gear.
The Mombasa Road based media house however confirmed that the gear in question is dully licensed.
Protests in Kibera began on Friday night, August 11, when President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president by the IEBC.
Kibera is a perceived stronghold of the National Super Alliance (NASA).
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