Blogger Alai to be charged over ‘alarming coronavirus post’

Blogger Robert Alai who is expected to be charged Monday, March 23, 2020 with allegedly publishing on social media alarming information about the coronavirus pandemic. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • He was arrested on Friday after claiming on Twitter that two people had died of Covid-19 in Mombasa.
  • He will face charges of contravening the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act, 2018.
  • Health CS Kagwe warned that the government will start arresting those spreading falsehoods on the coronavirus.

Police are expected to produce blogger Robert Alai in court for plea-taking in criminal charges related to publishing of alarming and false information about Covid-19 (novel coronavirus).


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