Police in Kirinyaga have arrested a university student for allegedly posting defamatory statement on Facebook against area Governor Anne Waiguru. County top detective Bernard Korir said the blogger was picked up on Thursday morning (May 21) from his Kerugoya home and is being held at the local police station.
“We are investigating an incident in which a blogger has been posting defamatory statements against the governor. After preliminary investigations, we picked him up, and he is currently helping us with investigations, “said Korir. “We are going to release him on police bond as we continue with investigations,” he added.
The move comes at a time when Waiguru is facing an impeachment motion recently tabled at the County Assembly over alleged misappropriation of funds.
However, the governor got a temporary reprieve after the High Court suspended the process saying that it would be difficult to ensure public participation at a time the country is facing coronavirus pandemic.