Blogger Edgar Obare has pleaded with Kenyans to support him and put pressure on the police to let him out of Gigiri where he is being held.
He tweeted yesterday evening saying that he doesn’t feel safe whenever he is and his life is in danger;
I am not safe and I don’t feel safe where am being held, I have struggled with getting bail but now I understand why it’s being denied. Please support #freeedgarobare
— Edgar Obare (@edgarobare) July 31, 2020
Many Kenyans reacted to the news and told Edgar to man up and face the reality since he has been destroying marriages by exposing people’s secret affairs.
Here are some of the reactions;
You make money by invading people's privacy!! These are consequences
— Nyanam (@atismuga) July 31, 2020
Freedom is absolutely free to those who knows how to co-exist with others. Now @edgarobare knows where those Who tarnish people's names and internal family affairs and break marriages and Kill dreams end up in. Next time do your homework well before blogging anything
— @Dan_Omar (@Dan_Omar254) July 31, 2020
Pole sana Edgar for the Predicament you are facing.We should not condone injustice anywhere even when it is against our enemies.However,you put alot of marriages/families in Jeopardy for a few bucks/Clout on social media.Mchimba kisima huingia mwenyewe.Shubaaaaaaaamit.
— #Jumamosi (@LJumamosi) August 1, 2020
Edgar had earlier confirmed that he was arrested and taken to Gigiri police station in his IG account.
“As i said earlier i was summoned bt the DCI. Today morning i was arrested by very many officers at my home. Now am headed to Nairobi. Thank you for your undying support.”
Edgar has on the past made a name of himself on Instagram. He is known for posting gossip stories crowd-sourced by his followers on Instagram that are posed on his Stories. People love gossip and that has led to him look for more information about celebrities and his Instagram Stories are so popular, he monetized it.
Edgar had announced that he has been summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over Natalie Tewa, a popular lifestyle YouTuber/influencer.
In an Instagram post, the blogger with a more than 200,000 following, thanked his followers for the messages of support.
“Am in Gigiri police station still awaiting interrogation thank you so much for the supporting messages (sic),” he wrote.
“So yesterday, I was informed I am being summoned to the DCI. I was kindly requested by an officer to appear at the DCI HQ without fail in the next few days. I am told the purpose of this summon is to answer questions about Natalie Tewa,“ he said
The blogger has over the recent past been sharing posts alluding that the travel Vlogger was in a romantic relationship with the Mombasa county boss.
In a series of Instagram stories, his fans alleged that Tewa accompanied Joho to Dubai on a recent trip to visit ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The claims were based on a brown handbag that was spotted in a chartered private jet which Joho and Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed boarded to Dubai to pick Raila Odinga, who had undergone a back surgery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) country.
It had been speculated that the bag belonged to media personality Betty Kyallo before she dismissed the claims.