Gossip blogger Edgar Obare was on Thursday, July 30 arrested 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.

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“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.

Edgar Obare

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.


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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.

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