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Police seek 1-month detention for bloggers Patric Safari and Robert Alai

Police are seeking one-month detention for the two bloggers whom they think are al-Shabaab sympathizers.

Rober Alai and fellow blogger Patric Safari, a prison warden based in Mandera have been arraigned in court over online photos they both posted of police officers killed by al Shabaab in Wajir.

According to the anti-terror police, the photos posted by Robert Alai and Patrick were taken by al-Shabaab at the scene of the attack and sent to the duo.

Police, therefore, want their links with terrorists further investigated over the next 30 days.

“This is a sensitive matter, it involves various agencies and officers who will interview them to confirm their associates and terror links,” prosecution said.

But defense lawyers opposed the application, saying Robert Alai and Patrick Safari have known homes and places of work hence no need for the long detention.

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