Kenyan journalists to protest over threats

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Journalists are concerned as Kenya heads towards elections next year

Hundreds of journalists are to stage a demonstration in the capital, Nairobi, tomorrow because they say they face intimidation, harassment and death threats in the line of duty.

In a span of one year, five journalist have died mysteriously.

The latest was political reporter Joseph Masha, from the Standard newspaper, who died last week in unexplained circumstances.

And as Kenya prepares for general elections next August, reporters are likely to be face more threats.

The journalists say these do not just represent an attack on one of their profession, but on the freedoms guaranteed by the constitution.

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