CPJ appalled by murder of Kenyan journalist

January 30, 2009 12:35 PM ET

We issued the following statement in response to the killing of reporter Francis Kainda Nyaruri of the private Weekly Citizen, whose decapitated body was found Thursday in a forest in western Kenya.

"We send our deepest condolences to Francis Nyaruri's family and friends," CPJ's Africa program coordinator, Tom Rhodes, said. "We call on the police to promptly pursue all leads and ensure that the perpetrators of this horrible crime are brought to justice."
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