Blogger Robert Alai has been arrested in Nairobi a day after police warned him over publishing of photos of terror victims on social media.
The vocal blogger has since been escorted to DCI.
BLOGGER ROBERT Alai arrested in Nairobi a day after police warned him over publishing of photos of terror victims on social media; escorted to DCI. pic.twitter.com/x5ABtjIKP8
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) June 18, 2019
The National Police Service on Monday criticised Kenyans who have been posting gruesome photos from the Wajir attack.
In a statement, it said, “It is very disappointing to notice that some individuals have opted to callously disregard common decency of showing respect to the departed and their families.
As we mourn our fallen heroes, posting of their pictures online by one blogger is very unfortunate, inhuman, glorifies terror & is tantamount to supporting terrorism.
This is indeed the lowest we can go. We condemn this act in the strongest terms possible. pic.twitter.com/OOtvb2vQJw
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) June 17, 2019
Alai had posted bodies of some of the Kenyan police officers whose vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device over the weekend.
Despite Robert Alai being wrong for sharing the bodies of the fallen soldiers, the government too has some explaining to do in regards to how they handle the bodies of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for this country.
— Denogrant (@Denogrant_) June 18, 2019
About 12 Police officers were killed following an Al-Shabaab attack in Wajir East after their vehicle was blown up by an explosive yesterday morning.