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Freed Kenyan Journalist Choose To Stay Back In Ethiopia

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Kenya’s foreign ministry has revealed that the journalist, Yassin Juma, has been freed from detention and has chosen to stay with friends there in Ethiopia.

Recall that Juma was arrested at Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed’s house in early July during violent protests following the killing of prominent singer Hachalu Hundessa.

He was released this month after the intervention of Kenya’s foreign ministry and taken to a state-run isolation center in Addis Ababa after testing positive for Covid-19 while in detention.

According to a statement from the Kenyan ministry, Juma completed 14 days in quarantine and was discharged from the facility after testing negative

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