Controversial blogger Robert Alai has been summoned by the Director Of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to their Kiambu road headquarters for unconfirmed reasons.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) March 20, 2020
The blogger on Thursday posted a tweet suggesting the government was covering up deaths of coronavirus victims in Mombasa County. The tweet has since been deleted.
Alai insists two Chinese nationals aboard a ship docked at the port of Mombasa have died and the government is hiding this information.
This comes days after DCI officers arrested a twitter user Elijah Muthui Kitonyo for publishing misleading and alarming information on coronavirus in Kenya.
Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has warned individuals sharing false information on social media about the coronavirus and the extent of its spread in the country. Col. Oguna says the government is working hand in hand with the DCI, and punitive action would be taken against them.