Blogger Kibet Yego,alleged to have been involved in the publication of a false story touching on CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i has been released on ksh 50,000 cash bail.
33-year-old Yego was arrested alongside alongside Emanuel Kimutai in Eldoret following a joint police operation comprising of DCI detectives and SSU.
- Two arrested for misleading information of senior gov’t official
- Blogger in fake Matiang’i story detained for 2 days
“33-Yr-Old Isaac Kibet Yego; a freelance journalist & 19-yr-old Emanuel Kimutai Kosgei were today arrested by DCI Kenya, SSU and CR&IB Detectives at Ngeria in Eldoret being suspects of authoring and publishing False information about a senior government official.”
The operation led to confistication of two mobile phones and a laptop believed to be used to publish the alleged fake news.
Kenyans were reminded against committing the vice that is baseless and causes anxiety to the public,
“It is extremely callous for one detached from sense of humanity to cause calculated, choreographed, planned, coordinated, conspired panic, apprehension, shock, devastation etc that may have far reaching consequences not limited to sudden risks to life.”