Bloggers ‘want Omar to be killed’

HassanTwo bloggers have been accused of calling for the killing of Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, triggering fierce debate, with the House demanding their prosecution.

Mr Omar had raised the matter, saying that Willy Omosa and Mugo Wa Wairimu had posted messages on social media calling for his killing in a way similar to that of controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abubakar Sharrif alias Makaburi.

PROSECUTION

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The matter outraged the House with senators demanding the prosecution of the two bloggers.

“I have already reported the matter to director of public prosecution for action. The post had elicited excitement among the followers of the two bloggers,” said the Mombasa senator. He said he takes the threat seriously but insisted that he does not fear death.

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki asked the government to provide adequate security to Mr Omar saying that such threats should not be taken lightly.

“I condemn the threats directed at the senator and ask the Speaker Ekwee Ethuro to write on behalf of senate to the Director of Criminal Investigation Ndegwa Muhoro, Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo and the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko for appropriate action,” he said.

Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe said his committee on Information was working on two Bills that will help tame those who are abusing the freedom of expression on social media.

-nation.co.ke

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