Man in court for sending abusive text messages to his former boss
A casual labourer in Nairobi has been charged with sending abusive and obscene words by use of a registered telecommunication system.
Sandip Kumar is accused of insulting his former boss, Alfan Kassam, through text messages contrary to section 27 (1) as read with section 27 (2) of the computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act of 2018.
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The accused allegedly sent the complainant more than 15 insulting messages on March 8, 2023. Mr Kassam was at work in the Industrial Area in Nairobi when he received the messages. He identified the sender who he had previously worked for him Mombasa.
Mr Kassam replied after the first text and warned the accused person but he did not heed to the warning. He kept sending more messages.
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The complainant reported the matter at Lunga Lunga Police Station on the same day and he took police officers to Ngara estate where the accused person was arrested the next day.
Mr Kumar denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Eric Mutunga of the Makadara Law Courts and was released on a bond of Sh200, 000. The case will be mentioned on April 20, 2023 before hearing starts on August 7, 2023.
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