Online Journalists Milton Were and Jack Okinyi have finally been released after spending more than 24 hrs in custody.
Two online journalists had been abducted and tortured by officers from the Special Crimes Unit over an expose that detailed and uncovered alleged corruption at Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KURA). The expose also unmasked various stalled road construction projects in the Nairobi metropolitan area granted to a company connected to an MP from Mandera County.
The two were later taken to Kibera Courts by where the Director of Public Prosecution declined to approve extortion charges. They resorted to attempting Publishing fake information charges under the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Law.
They were finally released after 24hours in custody, but police retained their laptops and mobile phones.