, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6 – The Nation Media Group says Larry Madowo will not respond to summons from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over an interview the journalist conducted with NASA strategist David Ndii.
The newsroom described the request as unethical and indicated that no statement will be recorded. “Neither Larry Madowo nor NTV will record a statement,” they stated.
In a letter to the Group’s Chief Executive Officer Joe Muganda, the DCI had requested Madowo to assist in the investigation and record a statement.
This comes a day after Ndii was released from police custody without charge on the orders of the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko, who asked the investigators to conclude their probe and avail the file for perusal and further directions.
Ndii, who has been advising NASA leader Raila Odinga mainly on economic issues, was dramatically arrested by detectives at the Leopard Beach Hotel in Kwale and brought to Nairobi overnight for questioning.
The interview in question centred on a petition on self-determination that was to be filed with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in which Ndii said he only shared the petition as an individual since it was a conversation that had been going on.