University student jailed for insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta

Alan Wadi Okengo

Moi University student Alan Wadi Okengo alias Lieutenant Wadi in a Nairobi court on January 2, 2015, where he was charged with hate speech and insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta. He pleaded guilty and was jailed for two years. 

Photo credit: Paul Waweru | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Milimani Law Courts resident magistrate Ann Kaguru said the harsh penalty would serve as a deterrent measure to others with a similar motive.
  • Mr Wadi was arrested while trying to flee the country at the Busia border on December 31, 2014. He was repatriated to Nairobi by the police.

A fourth-year university student will spend two years in jail for posting on social media unprintable insults against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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