Admirable sentiments from Mr. Mengi but unfortunately they are not consistent with the conduct of his own media in the reporting of the Silverdale Farm case.
The arrest prompted the following response from the British Government
A close examination of the facts reveal the following issues which were not reported by IPP Media:-
The charges that Mr. Middleton was accused of by IPP Media do not exist in the Penal Code of Tanzania
The complainant was Benjamin Mengi
The charges are a complete fabrication concocted by Inspector Janet of the Moshi Police, together with Benjamin Mengi
The charges were actually charges that Stewart Middleton had reported to the Moshi police of Benjamin Mengi
No charge sheet was available in court
No legal representation was afforded to Mr. Middleton
The arrest was unlawful, Mr. Middleton was taken from the streets of Moshi by armed police, not told why he was being arrested, not cautioned or given legal representation.
The following documents reveal the above facts:-
Mengi states that most stories lacking balance result from the influence of corruption.
No one would disagree with his sentiments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!