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Harun Kongo charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication system for expressing love to Eunice Mwangi

Harun Mbafu Kongo was charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication system for expression his affections to Eunice Gacambi Mwangi. Before being charged Harun worked as a herds-boy and and gardener for Eunice’s home in Githiga, Githunguri, Kiambu County. Eunice is widowed and has three children, the older being in University while the youngest is in class two. Harun recounts ...

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Allan Wadi charged with incitement to violence

Allan Wadi Okengo, A 25 year old University Student Jailed for 2 year for Hate Speech on Social Media

Allan Wadi Okengo was charged with incitement to violence in a Nairobi court yesterday. It is alleged that he incited people in a Facebook post he made last week. Mr. Wadi made the comment regarding the request by the national government to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho to return three firearms in his possession. Article 33 of the Constitution sets out ...

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Martha Miano arraigned in court facing four counts of posting annoyance messages on Facebook

Martha Miano Wanjiru. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wangui

Martha Wanjiru Miano was arraigned in court on Monday facing four counts of posting annoyance messages on Facebook. She appeared before Principal Magistrate Desiderius Orimba where she denied all the charges. The court heard that Miano, 25, posted an update on Facebook alleging that Governor Nderitu Gachagua’s brother, Rigathi Gachagua had hijacked Mathira water community project by procuring and financing goons and ...

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Ezer Kipkurui released

Ezer Kipkurui was released at 1.00am last night without any questioning or requirement to report back to the Central Police Station.   Yes! I was released at midnight Thanks for the concern bro! @Asamoh_ @_Rapporteur — Home Grown (@Kipezer) March 8, 2016 He had been arrested, first for resisting arrest and later for taking photos of Huduma Center at GPO, Kenyatta ...

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Martha Miano released unconditionally

Miano 1

Martha Wanjiru Miano was released unconditionally by a Nyeri Court yesterday. Nyeri residents celebrated outside Nyeri Law Courts as online activist Martha Miano was set free by court. She had been detained by police on allegations that she posted a statement on Facebook allegedly insulting Governor Nderitu Gachagua’s brother Rigathi Gachagua. Nyeri Resident Magistrate John Aringo ruled that her seven- day- ...

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Martha Miano arrested for taking on politicians on her Facebook account

Nderitu Gachagua

A Nyeri Facebook user Martha Miano was arraigned in court on Monday after she was accused of using abusive language in her posts towards a county government official and Rigathi Gachagua who is a brother to Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua. Rigathi and James Kabiru (Director of Governors Press) filed a complaint against Ms Miano after they claimed she had launched ...

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Mbuvi Kasina faces six counts of improper use of licensed telecommunication system

Mbuvi Kasina

Mbuvi Kasina, an activist and businessman from Kitui County is facing six counts of improper use of licensed telecommunication system for calling for accountability in the management of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) of Kitui South Constituency. Kasina has been charged with the six counts and defamation by the area legislator Hon. Rachael Nyamai for posts he made in a Facebook ...

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Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu charged for publishing false statement on Facebook

Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu.

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     Waimbe Mburu was charged with three counts of harmful publication contrary to section 66(1) of the Penal code. According to the ...

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Eddy Reuben Illah charged with misuse of licensed telecommunication system

Mr Eddy Reuben Illah when he appeared at the Kiambu Law Courts on January 19. Photo courtesy of www.nation.co.ke.

Eddy Reuben Illah was yesterday charged in a Kiambu court with posting on social media pictures allegedly showing the bodies of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who were attacked and killed in Friday’s attack by Al-Shabaab militants in El-Adde, Somalia. He was accused that on January 16, 2016 at an unknown place within Kenya, he distributed pictures allegedly showing dead KDF soldiers ...

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Kenyans condemn the arrest of Elijah Kinyanjui – #ReleaseKinyanjui

Elijah Kinyanjui speaking to journalists after his release.

Kenyans have condemned the day-long arrest of veteran journalist Elijah Kinyanjui over sharing a post that depicted Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua’s daughter Brenda Mutanu in a party mood. Elijah who has worked in almost all media houses, currently has many Facebook accounts and whatsapp grounds which he uses to spread information about Nakuru’s county affairs, largely bordering on transparency and ...

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Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui arrested for misuse of licensed telecommunication system

Elijah Kinyanjui.

Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui was this morning arrested by Nakuru Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for misuse of licensed telecommunication system. He is accused to have shared a post on his various social media platforms that depicted Nakuru Governors’ daughter Brenda Mutanu in bad light. The Kenya Daily Post shows her smoking shisha, dressed skimpily in various night clubs and dancing with men, ...

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Police release KBC Journalist Judith Akolo’s phone

KBC Journalist Judith Akolo

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has today released the phone belonging to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Judith Akolo. DCI retained the phone early in the week after questioning her for retweeting. KBC Journalist Judith Akolo questioned for retweeting The online journalist went to DCI offices today morning accompanied by lawyer Soyinka Lempaa. On realizing that she was accompanied ...

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Patrick Safari ‘Modern Corps’ freed from annoying tweet charge

Patrick Safari @moderncorps

Patrick Safari (@moderncorps) who was arrested, held and charged for sending a false tweet involving Bothai police vehicle has been freed of the charge after the case was withdrawn. The complainant is Chrispus Mutali, a senior superintendent of police and coordinating commander in Lamu County. He had said that the tweet was untrue. Patrick Safari aka ‘Modern Corps’ arrested and charged for ...

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