The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has warned Police commanders against attacks on journalists.
This warning is contained on his message to journalists and media practitioners as they commemorate the World Press Freedom Day yesterday.
He said that police and media relations have tremendously improved due to adequate training, extended to all police officers on the roles and functions of journalists, as well as regular refresher courses on media roles and policing.
He added that acts of interference and obstruction of journalism work, like seizing or damaging cameras, intimidation and other disruptive behavior have also reduced, due to the increased levels of awareness and sensitization on media roles.
He added that the office of the Police Press and Public Relations will continue fast tracking all incidents involving journalists, including citizen journalists and ensure their rights are protected. END.