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Court Gags Blogger Nyakundi From Posting On Covid-19

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The DCI has on Tuesday night posted on their twitter page and arrest warrant for blogger Cyprian Nyakundi. Labeling him wanted, the warrant was issued after he skipped attending a court session in a cybercrime case against KRA boss.

Nyakundi had earlier in the month been arrested for posting a tweet claiming that the KRA boss was amongst officials whom had traveled from overseas and didn’t observe the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

From the previous arrest, Nyakundi was released after posting a Sh200,000 cash bail and was to appear for taking plea that he skipped leading to the warrant.

While taking the plea today, Nyakundi denied the charges. He was however released with the conditions that he refrains from making posts in Covid19, this almost correlates with a colleague Robert Alai who was also arrested under the Simons crime and gagged from commenting on the virus.

Influential lawyer Cliff Ombeta has earlier accused the DCI for being malicious in their post of the warrant. “Totally malicious. Courts are closed.” He commented on the post.

Nyakundi has also asked the prosecution to avail the postmortem results of the deceased KRA official from Covid19 to help him ascertain his post.

He was released on a Sh50,000 cash bail.


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