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Duale accused of issuing ‘Nitakulima’ threats to Garissa journalist

Majority leader Aden Duale has been accused of intimidating a journalist in his Garissa Township Constituency

Mr Duale had over the weekend reportedly warned the journalist against giving coverage to the opposition.

KTN’s Hamza Yusuf said the legislator had on Saturday threatened him in public by telling him, “Nitakulima sababu mimi ni serikali.

Mr Yusuf was among reporters who had attended a media conference held by the majority leader to unveil Garissa County Jubilee aspirants in Masalani, Ijara Constituency.

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Mr Yusuf, who claims to be a nephew to Mr Duale, asked the legislator what he meant by his “Nitakulima” remark, but he just left the function with no explanation.

The journalist said he has been giving balanced coverage to both the opposition and the ruling party politicians, a move that seems to have angered the majority leader.

“I am now keeping a low profile, fearing for my life but this will not stop me from providing fair and balanced coverage to all politicians in the run up to the elections,” said Mr Yusuf.

Garissa’s governor Nathif Jama was elected on a Wiper Democratic Party ticket and has been in the opposition.