Blogger Edgar Obare has been summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over his recent Instagram posts relating to Natalie Tewa and Mombasa County Governor, Ali Hassan Joho.
In a post shared on his Instagram, Obare revealed that he had been summoned by the DCI to answer questions related to Natalie Tewa, a lifestyle Influencer and YouTuber.
In his Insta Stories he revealed, “So yesterday (Monday 27), I was informed I am being summoned to the DCI. I was kindly requested by an officer to appear at the DCI HQ without fail in the next few days. I am told the purpose of this summon is to answer questions about Natalie Tewa. Must be nice being Natalie Tewa.”
Obare had been sharing posts on his Instagram alleging that Tewa was in a relationship with Governor Joho and that she had recently accompanied the governor and Suna East MP, Junet Mohamed on a trip to Dubai. The posts also included Tewa’s alleged visa information, which contained details such as his government name and date of travel. The incident received mixed reactions on social media. Some called out Obare for posting Natalie’s Visa on Instagram terming it an Invasion of Privacy, while others claimed that since Governor Joho was using public funds, she should enjoy the limelight as well.
I have to agree. Exposing personal information like that for mere clout and gossip is unprofessional. That person deserves to lose that position na iende to a more deserving person.
— Corona2022 (@ddevisi) July 12, 2020
She chose to ride with public savants. Once you're part of that you forget private. She was enjoying public money now let her enjoy the limelight.
— Shihachi° (@Shihachi) July 12, 2020
Shortly after, Natalie Tewa took to her Twitter, saying people have a culture of bringing others down in the name of gossip. She urged people to use their time wisely instead of contributing to negativity.
We have such a terrible culture of tearing other people down in the name of gossip. There’s already too much negativity in this world, contributing to it doesn’t improve your life or take you higher. Instead use your time wisely, because every minute of our lives counts.
— Natalie Tewa (@natalie_tewa) July 27, 2020
Article 31 (c) of the Constitution of Kenya guarantees the privacy of every Kenyan saying “Every person has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have information relating to their family or private affairs unnecessarily required or revealed.”