Two Eldoret-Based bloggers have been arrested for allegedly starting a rumour that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’ had been admitted and in ICU for coronavirus.
Isaac Kibet Yego aged 33 and Emmanuel Kimutai Kosgei aged 19 were arrested at their home in Ngeria, Uasin Gishu County.
The two run a Facebook Page and a blog named Daily Star and posted the alleged ‘fake news’ on their social media platforms.
DCI detectives are said to have confiscated a laptop and mobile phone linked to the publication of the news.
The two will be arraigned in court on Monday.
Matiang’i while dismissing the reports had revealed that he had invited the DCI to establish the rumours of his admission.
Matiang’i said the claims of his hospitalisation had subjected him and his family to a lot of distress, forcing him to switch off his phone.