Blogger Robert Alai may be killed by the state soon.


Blogger Robert Alai, who was released from police custody on Saturday after a night in police cells, is this morning expected to present himself to the police.

Alai was released from Kamukunji police station on Saturday evening, after being locked up overnight on allegations of incitement to violence through his social media accounts. The controversial blogger, who has a huge following on his social media platforms, yesterday, denied the charges recorded in the occurence book by the police.

He told the Star he had not posted anything that would be considered as incitement.

He claimed that his woes were related to a photo of members of the First Family at a Nairobi hospital where a family member had passed on.

Alai said he had been instructed to report to head of Special Crimes Prevention Unit Noah Katumo today, but was yet to be informed of the allegations against him.

He was arrested while driving on Mombasa Road last Friday. Alai, via his Facebook page on Saturday, said, “Thanks Jomo for intervening and having this sorted. Some people are misusing the police and they misuse the name of the President too. I love you.”

The blogger is facing criminal charges in a Nairobi court where he is accused of insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a tweet, he referred to Uhuru as an “adolescent president”.