Narok blogger arrested for insulting CS Nkaissery on facebook
09 May 2016, 22:48
Narok - A Narok blogger has been arrested by CID officers for allegedly insulting Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery in his facebook account.
Narok North OCPD Paul Kiogora said Jackson Tirkolo Saruni was nabbed by detectives over the weekend afternoon at Narok town.
The blogger is currently being held at Narok Police Station.
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“As Kenyans we need to avoid use communication gadgets to propagate hate speech , those flouting the that the law will catch up with them ,” said Kiogora.
In his Facebook message, Saruni accused Nkaissery of betraying the Maasai community by trying to impress senior Jubilee leaders who are from another tribe.
He further accused Nkaissery of misusing position intimidate the Maasai community even after being given chance by his people to be what he has now.
Saruni noted that it is sad that the CS is being used by some powerful to deny the community their rightful share and yet there are Kenyans just like any other communities.
“Each one of us knows that anything Kikuyu cannot in anyway help the maasai nation and any of us to a civil service appointment as any other Kenyan is but must not return the favor to the appointing authority by doing what Nkaissery is doing at the Moment. Nkassery is cutting off the hand that has fed him all this time and he will pay for it dearly,” read part of his Facebook post.
His arrest has elicited mixed reaction in the social media network from the locals over the weekend.
Some of the locals have supported the move by the government to arrest him for failing to guard his utterances and breaching national cohesion among the communities in the region while others have accused state of using police officers to intimidate those locals who speak their minds on government’s failure to fulfill promises on Kenyans.
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