In Summary
  • Embu acting County Secretary Raymond Kinyua said he received a complaint from Mr Wambora and forwarded the information to the police who arrested the former Mt Kenya University student.
  • The arrest attracted criticism from a section of Embu residents with some calling on Mr Wambora to pardon Ms Mbindalah.
  • Ms Nancy Mbindalah, 24, an intern with the department of Finance at the County Government is said to have made numerous postings on Facebook some dating as far as 2013.

Police in Embu are holding a 24-year old woman, for allegedly abusing, spreading hate and inciting statements against Governor Martin Wambora on social media.

Ms Nancy Mbindalah, 24, an intern with the department of Finance at the County Government is said to have made numerous postings on Facebook some dating as far as 2013.

Embu acting County Secretary Raymond Kinyua said he received a complaint from Mr Wambora and forwarded the information to the police who arrested the former Mt Kenya University student.

On Saturday, Mr Kinyua said he and Finance Chief Officer Damiano Muthee had recorded statements on the same.

He however didn’t elaborate on the actual wording of the posting only saying they were “insulting”.

“What was put on the OB is that there is somebody who is using insulting language and peddling some statements which are misleading and inciting. The complaint came from the office of the governor and is now in the hands of the investigators. I did it in my capacity as the acting County Secretary. The lady has been on internship at the cash office and was in office as late as Friday,” said Mr Kinyua on phone.

The arrest attracted criticism from a section of Embu residents with some calling on Mr Wambora to pardon Ms Mbindalah.

“The Investigating Officer has confirmed that Nancy Mbindalah is locked up for demeaning and being insulting to the County Governor through numerous Facebook posts. The police are therefore hesitant to grant a police bond, and the investigating officer has suggested I talk to the Governor. The DCIO insists the suspect will remain in custody till Monday,” wrote Embu County Assembly Speaker Kariuki Mate and called for tolerance.