Robert Alai may be first blogger charged under new anti-terrorism law

Blogger Robert Alai and his co-accused Mr Patrick Safari in a Nairobi court on June 19, 2019. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Police had on Monday warned him over publishing of photos of terror victims, but arrested him on Tuesday over the same offence.
  • It is not clear which sections of the law the prosecution will rely on to prove their case, but Mr Alai will have to put a spirited legal fight to prove otherwise.

Blogger Robert Alai could become the first Kenyan to be charged under the controversial anti-terrorism law that targets publishers of information, including media houses, publications, journalists and bloggers.

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