Blogger who posted false reports on CS Matiang’i freed on Ksh.20k bail

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Journalist who published false reports that Interior CS Fred Matiang’i had tested positive for the novel coronavirus has been freed on a Ksh.50,000 cashbail.

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Isaac Kibet Yego has been in custody at the Muthaiga police station for the last four days as police probed into the allegations.

The report which appeared on Facebook and on website alleged that the CS was in the ICU having contracted coronavirus.

Detectives from the DCI quoted section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act No 5 of 2018, noting that the postings had been made with the intent of causing alarm and panic.