Police arrest blogger over attack posts

Kenyans Sunday took to Twitter to protest the arrest of blogger and former NTV reporter Yassin Juma on Saturday over posts on his social media pages concerning the Al-Shabaab attack on a Kenya Defence Forces camp in El-Adde, Somalia.

The blogger was arrested on Saturday evening and held at the Muthaiga Police Station where he was grilled by detectives on Sunday.

Posting under the hashtag #freeyassinjuma, Kenyans questioned the motive behind the arrest, with the blogger expected to be arraigned in court today to face charges of misuse of a communications gadget.

A number of bloggers have reportedly been questioned since last week following a warning by Interior secretary Joseph Nkaissery against sharing alarming pictures and information about the attack.

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet also warned against spreading images that glorify terrorists.