Arab Today, arab today ktn reporter threatened for exposing hospital scandal
Last Updated : GMT 07:17:25
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Media » TV

KTN reporter threatened for exposing hospital scandal

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today KTN reporter threatened for exposing hospital scandal

Nairobi - Arab Today

A TV journalist has received death threats twice this week following his coverage of wrongdoing at a hospital in the western Kenyan town of Bungoma, according to the journalist and news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to immediately investigate the threats and ensure the reporter\'s safety. Robert Wanyoni, reporter for the Kenya Television Network (KTN), obtained footage of a pregnant woman giving birth on the floor of the Bungoma District Hospital, the journalist told CPJ. The footage was taken on August 9 by another pregnant woman, he said. The video, which aired on KTN on September 3, shows the woman giving birth on the floor, followed by nurses scolding her and even slapping her. \"She delivered on the floor, a dirty floor and even had to walk, carrying her baby to another ward,\" Wanyonyi told CPJ. The same day the story aired, Wanyoni said he received an anonymous call warning him to vacate the town or \"we will send you to the grave,\" he told CPJ. At 5 a.m. the next morning, he said he received a similar threat. He has filed a police report about the threats. Bungoma County Criminal Investigations Department Officer Peter Madeya told CPJ that he is investigating Wanyonyi\'s case and is attempting to track the anonymous caller through local cell phone networks. Wanyonyi told CPJ that he requested comment for the story from the hospital\'s superintendent, Dr. Mulianga Egesa, who denied the allegations. He told CPJ that since the report aired, he has received at least 25 messages from citizens complaining of negligence at the hospital. \"Critical journalists such as Robert Wanyoni serve an important function by exposing gaps in the practice of medicine and in other public services,\" said CPJ East Africa Consultant Tom Rhodes. \"Authorities must go beyond rhetoric and ensure that Wanyoni is safe, as well as holding those responsible for the threats to account.\" Bungoma County Governor Kenneth Lusaka and County Cabinet Secretary for Health Grace Khayota visited the facility today and suspended four of the nurses for alleged mishandling of the patient, according to local journalists. In a press briefing at the hospital today, Egesa accused Wanyonyi of being \"fond of reporting negative things\" and said he would \"deal with him,\" Wanyonyi and local journalists attending the event told CPJ. The hospital has since banned the use of cell phones within the wards, including in the maternity ward, according to news reports. The story has elicited shock among the Kenyan public, especially on Twitter. The hashtag #theSickHospital is trending on Twitter. In 2011, Wanyonyi briefly went into hiding after receiving repeated death threats in connection with his coverage of coffee theft at a factory in Bungoma County.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ktn reporter threatened for exposing hospital scandal Arab Today, arab today ktn reporter threatened for exposing hospital scandal

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4m tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4m tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Media: تلفزيون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday