Isaac Kibet Yego has been arraigned at the Milimani Law court and charged with publishing false information on social media claiming that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was battling COVID-19.
The Court ordered that Kibet be detained for two days to allow the police to complete their investigations.
DCI had requested for 14 days to complete their probe but was declined by the court.
Isaac was arrested Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives at his home in Ngeria on Saturday.
There were protests at Ngeria, along the Eldoret-Nairobi Highway, on Sunday with residents demanding for the release of Kibet and his brother.