Blogger Edgar Obare freed on Sh100,000 cash bail

Blogger Edgar Obare.

Controversial blogger and social media sensation Edgar Obare was on Monday freed on a Ksh.100,000 cash bail after spending three nights in police custody.

Controversial blogger Edgar Obare was on Monday charged with unlawfully publishing private and personal details from the passport of YouTuber Natalie Githinji, popularly known as Natalie Tewa.

Obare was arraigned at the Kiambu Law Courts following his arrest last week and charged with disclosing of personal visa data of Natalie Wanjiru, popularly known as Natalie Tewa.

The controversial social media personality, who was represented by lawyers Titus Munene Kinyua and Ojijo Kepher, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The charge sheet read, “On diverse dates between July 9 and July 13, 2020 at an unknown place, within the Republic of Kenya, using your social media accounts, domain name and verified Instagram account @edgarobare, unlawfully disclosed to your online follower’s personal data to wit visa belonging to one Natalie Wanjiru Githinji without her consent.”

Obare was arrested on Friday in Kisumu before he was taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters for questioning.

Obare was over the weekend detained at the Gigiri Police Station before his arraignment.

He had published passport details of Githinji, with a visa alleging she had travelled to Dubai.

At the time, international flights had been suspended.

Obare linked Githinji’s travel to that of two legislators – Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed – who had also travelled to Dubai with a chartered private Jet to visit ODM leader Raila Odinga who had travelled for treatment.


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