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Yassin Juma: Freed Kenyan journalist bids farewell to Ethiopia, promises he will be back

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Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has bid farewell to his supporters in Ethiopia.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, September 5, the renowned scribe said he will pray for everyone in the country.

Yassin Juma also revealed that he will return to the country soon.

“Weine Weine Weine Ethiopia. I pray for you, Aizoachu, Farewell. But I will be back,” Juma posted.

Weine Weine Weine Ethiopia……….I pray for you….I cry for you…. Aizoachu…..It shall be well for you…. Farewell…….It is hard to say goodbye but I l promise you I will be back. Galatoome.

Publiée par Yassin Juma sur Vendredi 4 septembre 2020

Yassin also posted a photo of detained Ethiopian journalist Melese Diribsa, the photo had a caption demanding he be freed.

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Yassin demanded release of Ethiopian journalist Melese Diribsa.

Yassin had spent more than 40 days in detention in Ethiopia, Kenyans demanded his freedom after it was revealed the journalist was infected with COVID-19 while in jail.

Yassin Juma.

Yassin has now been cleared from COVID-19 and has been issued with a certificate to prove he is negative thus enabling him permission to return to Kenya to be with his family.

The man himself! A real warrior and a survivor – he survived both coronavirus and the trauma of being detained in a…

Publiée par Ebba Abbamurti sur Vendredi 4 septembre 2020

Yassin Juma, whose real name is Collins Juma Osemo, had written an emotional letter revealing heartbreaking conditions he faced in detention.

”It is my 47th day in detention at Aradar detention cell. It is also my 7th day since I was diagnosed with Covid-19. I am currently being held at block (W) with 68 other Covid-19 positive inmates with no access to medication in overcrowded cells, no running water and no diet to assist us with our condition. My health is failing with each passing day, and I am not sure if I will make it. It is 50-50 chance with coronavirus but the conditions in detention make my survival chances less.” Yassin wrote.

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