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Xinhua journalist attacked, injured by mob in Kirinyaga

A Kirinyaga-based journalist is nursing head injuries after he was attacked by goons on his way home at Kimunye shopping centre, Gichugu constituency.

Njoroge Kaburo of Xhinua News Agency was attacked and left for the dead by people he says he recognised. Speaking to press at Kerugoya town, Kaburo said he was walking home at around 10pm when the armed goons attacked him.

However, nothing was stolen from him, he confirmed. Kaburo claimed the attack was politically instigated. He said he suffered head, hands and back injuries and was rushed to Kerugoya County Hospital where he was treated and discharged.

“I recorded a statement and police are hunting the suspects, he said. Contacted, Kirinyaga county police boss David Bunei said the matter was under active investigation and suspect swill be arrested and brought to book.

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