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Intrigues that could have led to the arrest of Nation Journalist
By Jay S. | Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 08:57 EAT
Nation Journalist Walter Menya

The published article by Nation Journalist Walter Menya delving into the involvement of public servants in a Jubilee party campaign lobby has been linked to his arrest. 

The Sunday Nation writer published the article implicating government officials in activities of Friends of Jubilee Foundation that is striving to ensure president Uhuru another five year term.

The Foundation recently raised at least Sh1Billion within less than two hours and is headed by corporates led by the country's tycoons. 

Among them is KS Commissioner General John Njiraini who the opposition wants charged over involvement in campaigns. 

The journalist in the article revealed that according to documents he was in possession of Mr Njiraini is a signatory to the foundation's Equity bank account. 

The documents he says show that the foundation indicated that its main objective is poverty alleviation, improve access to education, healthcare, water,sanitation, welfare services and to campaign against alcohol and drug abuse in the country. 

Mr Njiraini denied being part of the 1 billion fundraiser as a public servant and insisted he attended in his individual capacity and not as the Kenya Revenue Authority general. 

Also among the signatories is Energy Ministry permanent secretary Joseph Njoroge and the Kenya Leather Development Commission Board Chairman Titus Ibui who is the foundation's secretary.

Sport Pesa tycoon Paul Ndung'u, Bamburi Cement chairperson John Simba, Equity Bank Founder Peter Munga and former CMC director Joel Kibe are also top guns in the lobby. 

The Commission on Administrative Justice, the Law Society of Kenya have in recent days just as the opposition raised an alarm over the involvement of public servants in the ruling party's campaigns. 

However, the reports of the arrest of Mr Menya were labeled in different ways with ealier details carrying claims of soliciting for a bribe so as to do a story all against him.

It is however still unclear as to exactly why Mr Menya was arrested and the circumstances there in but the local media linked his arrest to the article. 

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