Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was taken to court after posting abusive content. The content published by the blogger was offensive as it was intended to tarnish the image of Anne Waiguru. The blogger was also charged with publishing false information and also gearing ethnic rivalry among the public.
It’s not the first time Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi published offensive content, he is also facing other charges for insulting Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and also spreading propaganda against Power Managing Director David Tarus.
Nyakundi was previously fined sh 300,000 for scorn in the Safaricom case. He was charged for damaging the reputation of Safaricom boss Bob collymore through social media. He was given two options to either spend four months in prison or pay the fine of sh 300,000 for contempt of court.
To start with, the controversial Kenyan blogger is allegedly accused of posting abusive content on his Twitter page and Facebook page referring Anne Waiguru as a prostitute on April 1, 2018…Twitter account @C-NyakundH and facebook Cyprian Is, Nyakundi. Waiguru’s complaint was based on the post of Nyakundi post that was contrary to Section 84 (D) of the Kenya Information Communication Act No. 1 of 2009.
Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was charged with posting information that was likely to gear ethnic rivalry in other two occurrences, he published content that ridiculed Kikuyu community. On March 21, 2018, he published on Twitter and Facebook abusive words against the Kikuyu community. The NCIC is the complainant of this post. Which is equivalent to ethnic disrespect in line with the National Cohesion and Integration Act (NCIC) No. 12 of 2008.
Cyprian Nyakundi is also facing other charges of publishing offensive words against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. On April 1, 2018, he posted on his Facebook and twitter account that the governor was behaving like a prostitute.
He is also been charged with spreading propaganda that Power managing Director David Tarus of stealing from the parastatal regardless of being employed without academic credentials on April 11, 2018. The statement published by the blogger was meant to cause non-essential alarm to the public.
Prior to the blogger’s arrest, he had posted on twitter that Tarus, Waiguru and NCIC chairman Francis Ole Kaparo as the people who were after him. Nyakundi stated that “They say I have been attacking leaders online and in my posts disrespecting the Kikuyu community.”
Nyakundi was arrested when he made an appearance at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarter, he spent the night at Muthaiga Police station.
His imprisonment brought mixed reactions from Kenyans on Twitter, as others applauded for his arrest while others said it wasn’t fair as the arrest was meant to humiliate the blogger.