Posted In Social Media - By Tech Mtaa On Friday, May 17th, 2013 With 0 Comments
Radio diva Caroline Mutoko has filed a police report complaining
about various anonymous bloggers linking her with Senator Mutula
Kilonzo’s death. The Radio Africa employee is reported by the Star
(owned by Radio Africa) as having filed a complaint with the Serious
Crime division of the Criminal Intelligence Department wanting the said
bloggers immediately prosecuted.
The cyber crime unit which is under the serious crimes division is a
tool which relies on almost criminal methods to arrest and prosecute
bloggers without obtaining warrants nor getting any court orders.
Caroline Mutoko claim that on 28th April, she was in office till 4pm
when she went home to collect her daughter, proceeded to ABC place, and
then spent all night at home. The Star report further claim that
Caroline Mutoko went to visit Carol Radull’s dad on 19th April (I guess
it should be 29th April) at MP Shah hospital.
Caroline is reported to as referring to anonymous bloggers as “cyber terrorists and criminals are allowed free reign in Kenya.”
Kenya Police through the CID is using the obscure Section 29 (B) of
the Kenya Information and Communication Act Cap 411A to arrest and
detain bloggers without any proper justification nor linkage to the said
I have been 3 times arrested and detained without proper
justification. One of the cases has been thrown out and two are still in
court. The charge sheets are always written as “……annoying so and so”
without even the police offering justification on when annoyance became a
crime. The police always annoy me when they prefer charges of annoyance
on me. They don’t seem to realise that they annoy me nor offer to
The officer in charge of Cyber Crime is a Mr Kariuki who seem to be
very ignorant of the law. He NEVER is confident to offer reason for
the blatant misuse of the law in his arrests and detentions.
Anyway, I understand Caroline Mutoko’s anger.