Blogger Milton Were has been re-arrested, a few days after the Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji refused to approve his charges. His whereabouts are still unknown.
This comes a few days after Were and his counterparts Jack Okinyi were freed after being abducted and detained by the officers from the DCI, over an expose linking Kenya Rural Roads Authority with corruption.
The journalists, Mr Jack Okinyi of Business Illustrated and Milton Were of Kenya Today were abducted and tortured by the police after they were lured to a hotel in Upper Hill. Okinyi was the first to be arrested from Upper Hill and driven to Mlolongo after being beaten up and wrapped in a trash paper before they traced Were and nabbed him. The two journalists are said to have been taken around the city, and several police stations, and held for hours without being allowed to see their lawyer or booked.
They were later taken to Kibera Law Courts where the prosecutor rejected the charges. The two were later taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters and asked to report back on Wednesday next week. However, the DCI officers showed up at Were’s home arrested him together with his cousin, who is said to have raised questions against the officers.
Their whereabouts are unknown at this time.
@DCI_Kenya officers have rearrested blogger Milton Were and his whereabouts is unknown. Were together with Jack Okinyu were arrested last week over a story published questioning a Sh4 billion worth of roads Contracts awarded to Tosha limited by @KURAroads THREAD pic.twitter.com/AfirJ5rPI3
— Ramadhan Rajab (@Rrajab) August 23, 2020