On Tuesday one man by the name Julius Otieno was allegedly arrested for carrying a laptop without a receipt. Activist Boniface Mwangi brought the issue to the light after he got news that Julius was arrested by the police.
Boniface Mwangi said :
“Yesterday Julio Otieno was arrested for carrying his laptop without a receipt and asked for Sh5000. When his colleague Willis Adika informed me about the arrest,l tweeted about it and Willis who was at the police station at that time was arrested and locked up.
We went with the receipt of the laptop at the police post last night but we were told that to go back in the morning. This morning we have been told they have been taken to court.
Julio Otieno is charged with handling suspected stolen property (the laptop his but since he refused to bribe and we tweeted about it,they have charged him). Willis Adika is been charged with “misuse of telecommunication” for posting the arrest on twitter.
Willis didn’t post anything on twitter,he doesn’t have a twitter account and his phone which they confiscated is analogue and he never posted anything on social media. The OCS is called Nyaroche and when we visited the police station we found people who had been held since Friday”