Blogger Robert Alai was today arrested and taken to the DCI headquarters in Kiambu Road for questioning. This comes after the blogger highlighted the improper handling of dead police officers whose vehicle run over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Saturday.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the National Police Service had earlier warned Kenyans against posting on social media gruesome photos from Saturday’s Wajir terror attack that killed a number of Administration Police officers; ordering those who had to pull them down.

In a press statement released on Monday, Police spokesman Charles Owino said, “Posting of their pictures online by one blogger is very unfortunate, inhuman, glorifies terror & is tantamount to supporting terrorism.”


Alai, however, defended his actions by saying, “Police officers have asked me to help highlight their issues.”

Robert Alai has been a victim of unlawful arrests before on issues such as improper use of licensed computer systems and incitement to violence.