Why blogger Nyakundi was arrested

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Blogger  Cyprian Nyakundi was on Wednesday arrested over recent offensive social media posts castigating Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Kenya Power MD Ken Tarus and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

Nyakundi was detained when he honoured a summons at the CID headquarters and was later taken to Muthaiga Police station, where he spent the night.

Nyakundi had questioned the genuinity of Tarus’ academic credentials and other assertions.

Governor Sonko wants him investigated and charged for undermining his authority.

The blogger has previously faced similar charges for posts offensive to Interior CS Fred Matiangi and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, among others.

Nyakundi was set to appear in court on Thursday morning with charges of publishing obscene communication contrary to the provisions of Kenya Information and Communication Act.

Nyakundi has talked to me confirming that he was detained at the DCI and being transferred to Muthaiga Police Station. The police have questioned him over his comments on cartels,Gov. Sonko & Gov. Waiguru. I’m on my way to Muthaiga Police Station,” tweeted lawyer Apollo Mboya.