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Activist Boniface Mwangi puts Kenyans on blast for silence over Alai’s arrest

Controversial human rights activist Boniface Mwangi has castigated Kenyans over their silence following blogger Robert Alai’s arrest.

In a Tweet, Mwangi reiterated that Alai shared truthful images and if indeed guilty, should be given a fair trial.

He further warns that silence from Kenyans will encourage the government to continue hunting for those who speak the truth and have members of the fourth estate arrested instead of fired.

This comes a few days after Mwangi condemned the blogger’s arrest stating that Alai was within his rights to expose how the state handles bodies of dead officers.

Alai was arrested for posting pictures of soldiers who died as a result of an explosion, which happened when their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Wajir.

The DCI condemned posting of the photos, terming the move ‘tantamount to supporting terrorism’.

On June 19, a Nairobi court ruled that the blogger be detained for 14 days pending further investigations.

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