Activist says he has no excuses for remaking viral graphics ridiculing presidency Tuko.co.ke
– Kiama who admitted to having made a public notice asking the world stop lending money to kenya said he would not apologize for being kenyan
– In graphics seen by TUKO.co.ke, he warned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the world against granting loans to Kenya
– The posters were used in the ongoing online campaign against the approval of a Ksh 255 billion loan to Kenya by the IMF
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Activist Edwin Kiama, who was arrested on the evening of Tuesday, April 6, said he made no apologies for remaking the viral graphics he allegedly made against the presidency.
Kiama was speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning after his appearance in Milimani court in Nairobi.
“Apologies for what?” I have no apologies for being Kenyan, ”Kiama told reporters before being joined by his lawyer Harun Ndubi.
He was also represented by party leader Narc Kenya Martha karua.
“The prosecution intends to make a miscellaneous request to detain @MutemiWaKiama for 14 days to investigate a charge they have yet to reveal,” Wanjeri Nderu said.
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Police accuse him of making a public notice asking the world to stop ready money in Kenya.
“Activist Edwin Kiama was arrested last night. He is on trial this morning for cybercrime offenses. Police accuse him of posting the public notice below asking the world to stop lending money. money in Kenya Money borrowed by Uhuruto is stolen, “Boniface said. Mwangi, a human rights activist tweeted.
In the graphics seen by TUKO.co.ke, he warned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the world against granting loans to Kenya.
“We’re not going to shut up and sit back and watch things go wrong in this country anymore. The wearer of the shoe knows where it pinches best,” Kiama said.
Kiama, who was arrested and taken to the central police station, accused the police of illegally detaining him, arguing that he was protected by law.
“We have freedom of speech and freedom of association in this country. I have not yet learned of the offense that I have committed which is against the law. They are currently fishing for something to accuse me of.” , Kiama added.
He alleged that detectives asked him to hand over his cell phone to them, but he refused to do so.
“They ask me to give them my cell phone gadget. Why do they want it when I am the author of the message in question? The account that was used to post is mine. What else do they have? need ?” he posed.
He said his mind was strong despite spending the night in police custody on an empty stomach.
“I haven’t taken anything since my arrest last night but all I can say is my mind is strong,” Kiama added.
He also called on Kenyans to organize themselves saying that they had endured a lot under the current regime.
“Why should five police officers be sent to arrest me when I post something on social media? This is a waste of taxpayer funded resources.”
The Kiama posters that have been widely circulated are those of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Guillaume Ruto and were used in the ongoing online campaign against the approval of a Ksh 255 billion loan to Kenya by the IMF.
The online campaign saw more than 200,000 Kenyans sign a petition protesting the approval of the loan as part of the Uhuru administration.
Source: Tuko Journal