Activist taken to court over viral Uhuru Kenyatta photo

by Wakili Liam
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Activist Mutemi wa Kiama this morning taken to Milimani law courts over cybercrime offenses.

He was arrested last evening over a viral graphics that he allegedly made warning the world against issuing loans to Kenya.

According to another activist Boniface Mwangi, the police accuse Kiama of making a viral notice with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s face warning the world against entering into loan agreements with him on behalf of the country.

It was not clear what the exact charges that were being levelled against Kiama as the charge sheet is said to be faulty.

IMF and Kenya

The notices of President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto, whose was christened ‘not fit to hold office’ have been trending on social media since early this week.

Over the weekend, Kenyans took to social media to protest a move by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to approve Kenya’s Sh255 billion loan.

Taking to IMF pages, Kenyans questioned the Jubilee administration’s insatiable appetite for loans, saying the government can’t account for the ones it has taken before.

Many of the Kenyans, who have since signed an online petition to ‘compel’ IMF to cancel the loan, were aggrieved by some of the government projects which had been marred by corruption.

Yesterday, Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), highlighted the grievances posing, “Is there any logic to the IMF giving loans to governments, which have demonstrated a clear lack of accountability processes?”

It is not clear why the charges are being preferred over Computer Misuse & Cybercrimes Act of 2018 was suspended last year.


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