Citizen TV Journalist’s Home Attacked Over Mau Evictions


Senior Citizen TV reporter Stephen Letoo’s rural home in Narok was on Thursday attacked by 15 unknown assailants.

Speaking to this writer, Letoo confirmed that he was not present at the time of the attack and was in Nairobi for official duties, noting that no one was hurt in the ordeal.

His mother, stepmother and grandfather were home at the time of the attack.

The attackers only managed to bang the houses while making funny noises then fled after failing to carry on with their mission, which according to Letoo, remains unknown. No property was destroyed during the attack.

According to the reporter, the incident might have been informed by his coverage on the stand-off surrounding Mau eviction, which has prompted online attacks, with some accusing him of tribalism bearing in mind that he is a Maasai.

Letoo added that he was headed to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Narok County, to report the issue for the authorities to establish the aim of the attack.

Letoo has been a subject to Czar criticisms online with some people accusing him of feeding the viewers with fake news on the issue of Mau evictions.


Others have gone  ahead to threaten him by wishing him death.

Mpasho Srtephen Letoo

However, other netizens launched an online campaign dubbed #ProtectStephenLetoo. Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, leading the campaign,  stating that the journalist should be allowed to do his work without intimidation.


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