Edgar Obare given bail after being charged with breaching Natalie Tewa’s privacy

By Sheila Mutua On Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 15:26 | < 1 min read
Edgar Obare
Blogger Edgar Obare in court on Monday, August 3, 2020. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

Blogger and social media influencer Edgar Obare was on Monday arraigned at the Kiambu Law Courts following his arrest last week.

Obare was charged with unlawful disclosure of personal data contrary to the law in a case whose complainant is Natalie Wanjiru Githinji.

Ms Githinji is popularly known as Natalie Tewa on social media platforms.

Obare was charged with using his website, www.bnn.ke, and Instagram account to unlawfully disclose personal details of a Visa belonging to Ms Githinji, an act he did without her approval and consent.

His arrest on Friday, July 31, and subsequent questioning came after his posted a string of posts alleging that Ms Githinji, who is a YouTuber, was part of the entourage the visited Raila Odinga in Dubai.

Odinga is the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement and was in Dubai recently for surgery.

During his stay in Dubai, Odinga was visited by ODM Deputy Party Leader, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed.

It was the chartered plane on which Joho and Mohamed flew to Dubai aboard that led to Obare’s posts after a brown handbag under the MP’s seat sent the social media rumour mill into high gear.

Obare spent the weekend at the Gigiri Police Station but has now been granted Sh100,000 cash bail after denying the breach of privacy charges.

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