Blogger Robert Alai, warden detained for two weeks over Wajir attack photos

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 07:58 | < 1 min read
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Blogger Robert Alai (right) and his co-accused Patrick Safari at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, yesterday. Photo/CHARLES MATHAI
Blogger Robert Alai (right) and his co-accused Patrick Safari at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, yesterday. Photo/CHARLES MATHAI
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Blogger Robert Alai and a prison officer based in Mandera will remain in police custody for 14 days to enable detectives complete investigations.

Alai and Patrick Robert Safari were presented before Senior resident magistrate Tobiko Sinkiyan yesterday  afternoon.

The two were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly being sympathisers of Somalia-based al Shabaab terror group.

According to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU)  officers who arrested the accused, the two posted online photos of law enforcement agents who were killed in the June 15 terror attack in Wajir.

Yesterday,  police told the magistrate that the photos    posted on Twitter by the blogger were taken by al Shabaab at the scene of the attack and sent to the two accused.

Police said they want to establish  their links with terrorists and asked the court to grant them 30 more days to enable them complete their  investigations.

Meanwhile, an Administration Police Inspector who was being sought in connection with the sharing of photos of the deceased surrendered to the detectives yesterday and is expected  to be arraigned today.