Brave newspaper journalist Pa Nderry Mbai who stood up against the dictatorship of former President Yahya Jammeh has died. Mr Mbai died on Monday in the United States.
As Gambians struggle to come to terms with his sudden demise, Mr Mbai’s last much commended work as a journalist came in July when he reported about corruption at the Kanifing Municipal Council.
His outlet reported that the deputy mayor of KM Musa Bah solicited bribes of up to one million dalasis from a company. The official resigned a few days after the report.
The Freedom newspaper was unrelenting regarding more corruption practices at KMC with the Chief Executive Officer Sainabou Martin Sonko also implicated in Freedom newspaper investigations of stealing millions of dalasis. She has since been suspended amid a government sanctioned probe.
The Freedom received plaudits from a lot of citizens for exposing corruption acts at the Kanifing Municipal Council.