Blogger Nyakundi hits back at his ‘antagonists’ after release from custody
Controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has resumed doing what he does best after spending two nights in custody and answering to charges of defaming senior politicians.
The blogger, who faced charges of posting derogatory remarks against Governors Anne Waiguru, Mike Sonko, and Kenya Power Managing Director Ken Taurus, had an immediate message for the authorities soon after being released.
“To my antagonists, jailing, threatens to kill me (like the ones who came to visit me in jail) won’t make me want to work with you,” he wrote.
“I have created a brand over years and just because you think you are so and so in society, you want me to run your bogus propaganda on my platforms for free,” he continued.
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He also released statement via his website where he accused his ‘antagonists’ of threatening to kill him.
In court, Nyakundi pleaded to a separate charge of posting hate speech content against the Kikuyu community on social media.
He denied all the charges and was released on Friday on a Sh 2 million bond with an alternative Sh1 million cash bail.
However, no sooner had he regained freedom than he was back in business on Twitter where he has 1.3 million followers.