A Meru County staff was on Saturday arrested by police for defaming the county’s Executive for Sports, gender, youth and social services in a Facebook Group, according to Daily Nation.

Mr. Seth Mutugi, who is a staff in the county communication department was held at Meru police station for several hours before he was released on a cash bail of Ksh. 10, 000.

HeĀ is said to have posted a defamatory message on a Facebook Group against the Meru County executive for Sports, gender, youth and social services, Joy Karui.

The Facebook post that landed him in trouble was posted on January 6 in a group named ‘New Meru Economic and Political Forum’, concerning delays in construction of Kinoru Stadium.

On the group, Kenyans showed support for him.

He is set to be arraigned in court on Monday.

Seth is the first online user to be arrested because of content they have posted online this year.