Blogger Alai denies al Shabaab related charges, freed on Ksh.500K bond


Blogger Alai denies al Shabaab related charges, freed on Ksh.500K bond
Blogger Robert Alai at Milimani Law Courts on July 2, 2019.

In Summary

  • Through his advocate Paul Mwite, Alai pleaded with the court for leniency.
  •   The Prosecution did not object and he was freed on a bond of Ksh. 500,000 with an alternative cash bail of Ksh. 300,000.
  •   The case will be mentioned on July 16, 2019.

Blogger Robert Alai Onyango has been charged with two counts of treachery and disclosure of information.

It is alleged that on June 17, 2019, at unknown place within the Republic of Kenya, with intent to help Al Shabaab, Alai shared a photo of deceased police officers on Whatsapp.

This was seen as an act intended to interfere with maintenance of order within Kenya.

In the second count, Alai is charged that on the same date, he, jointly with others not before court, having reasonable cause to suspect that police officer was undertaking investigation, disclosed information with a photograph of deceased police officers to the public through Twitter which is likely to prejudice investigation.

Alai denied all the counts before Milimani court Chief magistrate Francis Andayi on Tuesday.

Through his advocate Paul Mwite, Alai pleaded with the court for leniency.

The Prosecution did not object and he was freed on a bond of Ksh. 500,000 with an alternative cash bail of Ksh. 300,000.

The case will be mentioned on July 16, 2019.

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