Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga presidential Campaign Manager Eliud Owalo has confirmed that detained bad ass blogger Robert Alai will be represented by top lawyer and for Imenti Central MP hon Gitobu Imanyara and CORD’s lead counsel Antony Oluoch.
Gitobu Imanyara and Antony Oluoch will handle the Robert Alai case,including but not limited to appearing for him in Court, Eliud Owalo posted on his Facebook Timeline
Hon Imanyara is a second liberation hero and a former Imenti Central MP, he has handled high profile cases including representing Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the 80s.
The controversial blogger Robbert Alai was Thursday arrested over social media postings he made on the Langata Road Primary and Ruai land saga.
Alai was summoned to CID headquarters, Nairobi and reported before the deputy head of the Serious Crime Unit Harrison Meme, where he recorded a statement before being locked up at the Muthaiga Police station.
Meme said a businessman (name withheld) had complained Alai â€œwrongly linked him to the landâ€ in a number of social media postings he made including Facebook, in the wake of the land saga. â€œHe will take plea on Friday because of the offence he committed on social media. He misused a telecommunication gadget and maligned the complainant,â€ said Meme.
The complaint was apparently made at the CID headquarters days after police had tear gassed pupils of the school and protesters who pushed for the reclaiming of the land.
Alai said he was summoned and later recorded a statement before he was informed he was under arrest. â€œI donâ€™t know how police come in such civil matters. If the complainant had an issue with what I said he would have faced me in court not use police to harass me,â€ said Alai as he was being locked up at the station. This is not the first time that Alai is being held by police over his postings on social media.