Gossip blogger Edgar Obare has been charged with disclosing personal data.
According to Youtuber Xtian Dela, Obare will be arraigned in a court of law on Monday, July 3 to answer the charges.
“Our boy Edgar Obare is fine… He is being charged with ‘Disclosing Personal Data’. He is being held till Monday when he will be arraigned in court. He is not shaken and he can’t wait to come back and serve hotter tea!” Xtian wrote on Instagram.
Obare was arrested on Thursday, July 30 by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Taking to Instagram, the controversial blogger said he was arrested at his home on Wednesday morning and escorted to Nairobi.
“As I said earlier I was summoned by the DCI. Today morning I was arrested by very many officers at my home. Now am headed to Nairobi. Thank you for your undying support,” Obare wrote on Instagram.
On Tuesday, July 28, Obare said he had been summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over a story involving YouTuber Natalie Tewa and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.
Through his Instagram page, Obare said he has been summoned to the DCI in the next few days to answer questions related to the story.
“So yesterday, 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,“ he wrote on his Instagram page.
Obare ran a story alleging that Natalie Tewa is in a romantic relationship with Joho and even accompanied him to the controversial Dubai trip alongside Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.
He later shared visa details that allegedly belonged to Natalie Tewa that contained her full government name and date of travel to Dubai eliciting mixed reactions on social media.
Obare is currently detained as Gigiri police station.
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