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Standard Group Journalist arrested for defaming MP on facebook

Standard Group journalist Wahome Thuku has been arrested after claims that he defamed Mukurwe-ini MP Kabando wa Kabando on Facebook. The journalist, who reports on court matters for The Standard newspaper, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and put at Parliament Police station.

News of Mr Thuku’s arrest spread on social media like fire prompting a campaign to secure his release. Lately, a number of Kenyans on social media have been arrested – and some charged and convicted- as a result of posts authorities considered unlawful.

These are Allan Wadi, Abraham Mutai, Geoffrey Andare, Nancy Mbidala and Adika Adeya.

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