Tanzanian police arrest two Kenyan journalists while interviewing locals on the status of the coronavirus in the country
Two Kenyan journalists have been detained in Tanzania after they were arrested on Saturday May 16 while trying to gather information from the locals on the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Confirming the arrest Longido District Commissioner Frank Mwaisumbe claimed the two were in the country illegally since they did not have the necessary documents.
The two journalists are currently being held at Longido Police Station and will be arraigned once investigations are complete.
It is not yet clear which media house the two journalists are working for.
In response to the report, the media council of Kenya said it is still investigating the matter.
According to Victor Bwire, the head of Media Development and Strategy at the Media Council of Kenya, all media houses are currently being contacted to help identify the journalists.
This arrest comes at a time when there are no formal statistics showing the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic has affected the country.