Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu, who commentates on Kiambu County politics was charged in a Mombasa court on Thursday with publishing false information. He allegedly accused Kiambu Governor William Kabogo of importing substandard eggs in a Facebook post

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Waimbe Mburu was charged with three counts of harmful publication contrary to section 66(1) of the Penal code. According to the charge sheet, he is alleged to have posted false words on social media in January 8 that were intended to cause harm to Charlotte Wangui, who heads Sea Cross Farm in Kwale.

Section 66 (1) of the Penal Code says

(1) Any person who publishes any false statement, rumour or report which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the public or to disturb the public peace is guilty of a misdemeanour

66 (2) adds that

(2) It shall be a defence to a charge under subsection (1) if the accused proves that, prior to publication, he took such measures to verify the accuracy of the statement, rumour or report as to lead him reasonably to believe that it was true.


The magistrate remanded him at Shimo La Tewa for three days awaiting his bond ruling. The farm manager on Tuesday complained to police over misuse of the social media by the blogger and the defamation claims against the farm.


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