[ View the story "Insulting Kenya's president on Facebook lands blogger in prison " on Storify] Insulting Kenya's president on Facebook lands blogger in prison Mixed reactions online as Alan Wadi sentenced to jail time for posts on social media.
The Stream· Fri, Jan 02 2015 19:50:31
No matter how fast you run, you will always get on the collision course with justice. #AllanWadiJAILEDMugereki
You reap what you sow.Kesi ilifanywa mchana..he pleaded giulty.Let it be a
what you can defend. #AllanWadiJAILEDHumphrey Wainaina
Others expressed disappointment:
freedom of expression lost in my beautiful kenya #Alan Wadi jailed.Gulled Ahmed
Any lawyer out there help #AlanWadi appeal please.That young energy cant be WASTED in jail.Eric Mboya
Some called on the president to forgive the blogger:
@UKenyatta Please pardon that "Liutenant Wadi" those were the rantings of youth. Show magnanmity Mr. President.Eric Ochanji
I hereby petition President Hon. @UKenyatta Kenyatta to use his Presidential Powers to pardon Mr. Alan Wadi Okengo.
Robet Alai, another prominent Kenyan blogger, is
similar charges for calling Kenyatta an "adolescent president" last month. Currently released on bail, Alai tweeted about Wadi's case:
Supporters of govt can insult ethnic groups and calls for mass killings but they will never be jailed. #AllanWadiJAILEDRobert ALAI
We are creating two justice systems in Kenya. One if for supporters of the regime and one for OTHERS. #AllanWadiJAILEDRobert ALAI
I might not support whatever you supposedly did wrong but I support your right to a FAIR open trial. #AllanWadiJAILEDRobert ALAI
The ruling comes as Kenya's High Court
parts of the country's controversial national security law, including a clause that critics
threatens press freedom.