Controversial Kenyan blogger Robert Alai has reportedly been arrested.
Alai was picked by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday and was taken to Muthaiga Police Station in Nairobi, according to reports.
The reason for his arrest remains unclear but it is believed it has something to do with his recent tweets on the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Alai was the first person to report that Kenya had confirmed two more Covid-19 cases on Sunday, hours before President Kenyatta made the announcement.
On Thursday, Alai accused the government of hiding the truth about the disease, claiming that two people had succumbed to the virus in Mombasa.
The government warned Kenyans against spreading false and unverified information about the pandemic, saying only the Health Ministry and the office of government spokesperson are permitted to give updates on the virus.
“But because I know empty appeals will not work, we will proceed and arrest a number of them to prove our point and of course since they will have something to report regarding coronavirus, we will oblige them by taking them to Mbangathi where they will report because that is where issues of coronavirus can be handled,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe warned on Thursday.
Kenya has so far recorded seven cases of the illness and all the patients are reported to be in stable condition.