Isaac Kibet, a man accused of publishing false information about Interior CS Fred Matiangi’s health status has been released on Sh50,000 bail.
The suspect, a 33-year-old a freelance journalist, was arrested on Saturday at Ngeria in Eldoret by Special Service Unit (SSU) and Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau(CRIB) officers.
He was on Monday arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts and charged with publishing on social media claims indicating that the CS had contracted Covid-19 and was in the ICU.
The police had requested the court to allow them to detain the suspect for 14 more days
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.