Kenyan Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has won against Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and the late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore in a case they had sued him.
The four had sued the blogger for posting “obscene” information online, had the blogger arrested and charged in court in a matter that he paid more than Ksh. 2 Million cash-bail to get his freedom.
One critical post on Mating’ i led to the blogger’s arrest.
According to the blogger, the call for his arrest was associated with a post on his Facebook page where he had alluded that Mr Matiang’ i bought a choir girl a house.
The self-proclaimed president of the boychild, however, pointed out that he was only clarifying an issue that had been captured by one of the country’s dailies.
“Today morning, 10 DCI agents stormed into a residential area where Nyakundi’s relatives reside, in a convoy of 3 cars. The police expressly said that they’re looking for Nyakundi over a post written, purporting to defame him. The post says that Matiang’i has purchased a residence for a lady whom they worship together with, in church.” Nyakundi had posted
Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi was also charged before a Kiambu court with posting online derogatory remarks against Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Nairobi’s Mike Sonko and Kenya Power Managing Director Ken Tarus.
The Bloggers efforts to get DPP to dismiss the “Petty” cases were unsuccessful as the office refused to look into his case. Nyakundi insists the office of the ODPP is engaging in a petty witchhunt.
High Court, today, declared section 84D of Kenya Information and Communication Act (KICA), which criminalized sharing vulgar information online as unconstitutional.
The court has found that the section is vague and limits freedom of expression.
The blogger has also filed another petition against Section 36 of the Penal code in a case where the former Kenya Power MD Ken Tarus sued him.
Nyakundi insits the ODPP can dismiss the unconstitutional witch-hunt that has been going on for many years.