Keegan, a New Zealand-born photojournalist was found dead in a trench next to
Kenyan police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told CPJ that investigators believed Keegan was killed in a robbery attempt. Police said that Keegan’s camera and laptop were missing, but his wallet, with 3,848 Kenyan shillings (US$48), was left intact. Police arrested two men; one was acquitted at trial and the other continued to face charges in late year.
The photographer, last seen at 9:30 p.m. on May 27 after visiting a friend, was found with multiple injuries to the back of the head. According to colleagues who visited the crime scene, Keegan’s body had been dragged into a concealed area in the ditch.
Some friends and colleagues were skeptical of the robbery motive. Several told CPJ that an external hard drive and discs–which Keegan would have used for his work–were not on the police inventory of items found in the journalist’s
Prior to his death, Keegan had told friends via e-mail that he was investigating a land dispute in northern
Keegan had lived in western