KENYAN CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGER WITH HIS CO ACCUSED CHARGED AND WARNED OF POSTING MALICIOUS MATERIALS

Controversial bloggers in Kenya Cyprian and Nyamweya at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya. PHOTO /CHRIS OJOW

CONTROVERSIAL KENYAN BLOGGER WITH HIS CO ACCUSED CHARGED AND WARNED OF POSTING MALICIOUS MATERIALS

By Chris Ojow

The Kenyan Controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has spend his entire youthful life creating and courting more trouble instead of Building Bridges with his Kenyan Brothers and Sisters.

Before pleading for plea before Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruyiot at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya, Cyprian Nyakundi informed court based members of the fourth estate that his life is in danger.

He further stressed that he’s yet to make a formal complaint with the Country law enforcement units since he does not trust them.

Nyakundi together with his co accused who were admitted to police free bond with instructions to appear for plea taking at Milimani Lower criminal court hinted that he will make a formal complaint of life threats.

The two accused Cyprian Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nyamweya controversial bloggers in Kenya were charged before Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruyiot with one count of extortion contrary to section 300 (1) (a) of the penal cord.

Both pleaded not guilty and were released on a hash bond of one million surety of the same or a cash bail of 0.3 million Kenya shillings.

Through their lawyers led by Cliff Ombeta and Dunstan Omari, the accused objected to the complainant lawyer submission objecting the Court to deny two accused bond on grounds of breaching a court order which was later dismissed during a bond application ruling.

The complainant watching in brief produced an order from the civil court barring controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi from further posting defamatory materials and also accused the first accused of contempt after allegations that he repeatedly disobeyed the orders.

While delivering a lengthy defence bond application, the Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruyiot warned the two bloggers of disobeying the court order barring them from posting defamatory materials.

The State Prosecution did not object to the two accused being released on bond and further informed the court that eight witnesses are lined up to testify.

The case will be mentioned on 7th February 2020 to confirm compliance with the court directives pending a hearing.

It is alleged that on Monday 20th January 2020 at West Gate mall within Nairobi County Kenya, jointly with others not before the court with intend to gain extorted sum of one million Kenya shillings from Yogesh Pattni the CEO Victoria Commercial Bank limited as a down payment of an earlier demanded amount of 17.5 million Kenya shillings as per conditions for pulling down libellous articles posted on Nyakundi’s blog on 10th September 2019 and 15th January 2020.

The two accused were arrested on Monday 20th January 2020 without a warrant of arrest and issued with a police free bond, with firm instructions to avail themselves before court to answer charges of extortion.

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