Kenya

John Kituyi

30 April 2015

The Editor of The Mirror, a periodical publication based in Eldoret, western Kenya was killied by unidentified attackers who followed after he left his office and struck when he arrived on public transport at Pioneer Estate in the outskirts of the town, according to the Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) quoting media reports.

Colleagues and family members reportedly said that KItuyi's body had a deep cut on the neck and bruises all over his body, indicating that he must have struggled with his attackers before they subdued him.

Kituyi was the founder and proprietor of a periodical publication, The Mirror, which has been carrying analytical news and features stories from the North Rift Region and the rest of the country. Reports from Eldoret say he had recently received threats over stories published in his news magazine.

Kituyi, who has been based in Eldoret for a long time, was a veteran journalist who served as a correspondent for the Standard Newspaper for a long time. He was also a founder member of the Kenya Correspondents Association and served as it’s North Rift chapter chairman for over five years from 1998.

It was after he left the Standard that he founded The Mirror, a periodical which has not only been offering an alternative platform for news and information for readers in the region but has also provided an important ground for employment and nurturing of young journalists.

Source. KCA