- The real name of the accused could be established
- He allegedly forged KDF calling letters
- On another matter a social media influencer charged for publishing false information about DP Rigathi
A social media influencer has denied publishing false information about the deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.
Silvace Adongo Abeta was arraigned before Nairobi chief magistrate Susan Shitubi where he was charged with publishing false information contrary to section 23 of the computer misuse and cyber crime Act No 5 of 2018.
Adongo is alleged to have published on his X account (formerly twitter) Wanjiku HSC to wit
“my NIS source believe that Nairobian Newspaper will be reporting bounty rumors about Kenya’s president Rigathi Gachagua wanting Ndindi Nyoro dead at cost of ksh 200 million. It is supposed to look like his brother’s assassination accident knowing to be false and calculated to discredit the reputation of the deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.” The charge sheet reads in part.
The court will rule on bond terms later.
In the same court a man was arraigned charged with issuing three fake Kenya Defense Forces calling letters.
Then man whose name could not be ascertained was identified in four different names; Juma Kisaka Nalika alias Moses Wanjala, alias Mark Wafula Baraza alias Abaraham Wekesa is alleged to have forged the calling letters all addressed in the names of Levis Kshimandie, Rebecca C Naibei at unknown place and time within the republic purporting them to be genuine documents issued by the KDF while knowing they were false.
On another count, the accused person also faces a charge of uttering the three documents purporting them to have been issued by the ministry of defense.
He denied all counts of offense before chief magistrate Susan Shitubi.
The court ordered the accused be released on a cash bail of ksh 100000 with an alternative surety of ksh 300000.