Reports doing rounds across Edgar Obare’s close circle have accused a certain big shot of frustrating his efforts to be released on bail.
According to blogger Xtian Dela, Obare was forced to spend his weekend in a police cell after he was denied release on police bail.
Xtian also raised concern of how a certain big shot is frustrating Edgar’s case.
In a post shared online, Dela said Obare was denied bail because someone big is trying to teach him a lesson.
“We have been unable to secure bail for Edgar Obare because of “someone big”. He will spend two more nights at Gigiri Police station and appear in court on Monday. “Someone Big” has to teach him a lesson. This country!!! #FreeEdgarObare,” Dela wrote
Obare who is currently being held at Gigiri police station was seized by 10 officers on Thursday July 30th.
Obare’s lawyer Titus Munene Kinyua has also revealed the blogger will be arraigned in court on 03 August 2020.
Kinyua revealed that his client will be charged with exposure of private data in contravention of Section 72 of the Data Protection Act.
The lawyer trashed Obare’s arrest saying that “due process was not followed” during the arrest,.
Munene also added that his client’s arrest was a case of intimidation with 10-man police squad deployed to take in the blogger.
“It was pure police intimidation. He was arrested by 10 officers as if he is a dangerous criminal. They forced him into signing a search warrant, they confiscated his gadgets which are his means of trade. They arrested him on a Thursday in line with the ‘Kamata Kamata Fridays’ to be able to keep him in custody over the weekend,” said Kinyua.
He maintained that the decision to deny his client bail was malicious, adding that the police are acting on the orders of a well-connected individual to frustrate his client.