Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi wants an autopsy report for a senior Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
According to Nyakundi, the KRA Southern region manager Anthony Gichia succumbed to the novel COVID-19 but the tax authority has concealed the cause of his death.
Through his lawyer, Dudley Ochieng, the blogger applied to be furnished with an autopsy report showing that the deceased succumbed to another illness.
Gichia, Nyakundi said, had traveled to Italy and only came back home towards the end of February or at the begin of March.
KRA, while announcing his demise only indicated that he died following a short illness and has kept a secret his travel history.
Three weeks ago Nyakundi was arrested and charged with publishing false information on social media.
The blogger was released on bond pending plea taking.
On Tuesday, however, a Milimani magistrate issued a warrant of arrest against the blogger.
Investigating officer Isaac Tenai told the court that the accused person failed to appear in court hence the arrest warrant.
“The order follows a case of Publication of False Information Contrary to Section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act filed against him by a complainant. Mr Nyakundi is hereby ordered to present himself at the said office or at his nearest Police station immediately,” the magistrate said.
DCI on their Twitter handle labelled the blogger a wanted person who was required to present himself to the nearest police station.
#WANTED| Mr. Cyprian Andama Nyakundi is WANTED by the @DCI_Kenya Regional Criminal Investigations Office – Nairobi following the issuance of a warrant of arrest in respect of him from the Chief Magistrate’s Court Milimani after he failed to attend Court as expected.|@CisNyakundi pic.twitter.com/a9ou3J2sJ6
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 21, 2020
But according to Nyakundi, the detective purjered himself by claiming that they served him on April 13 yet he only received the summon yesterday at 8.48 am.
#PERJURY On 17/4 court ordered that I take plea on 14/5. On 20/4 @DCI_Kenya went to court and lied on oath to get the warrant. They lied I was served on 13/4 yet they only served me yesterday 21/4 at 8:48am moments to the court session. Private prosecution for perjury? @IPOA_KE https://t.co/qpR1X08dt5 pic.twitter.com/59SMBJDBZU
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) April 22, 2020
Earlier today, he was charged with making a false statement meant to cause panic and fear among the people.
The charge sheet also indicated that he intentionally ment to injure KRA’s reputation.
He was later released on a Sh50,000 cash bail.
As of April 11, KRA had 10 staff members in self quarantine after coming into contact with a foreigner who had tested positive for the respiratory disease.
Others had come in contact with Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) staffers who had fallen victim to the deadly virus.
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