The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has once again called on Kenyans to desist from publishing or spreading fake, unverified and misleading information, as the fight against coronavirus gains momentum.

“The DCI continues to appeal to members of the public to desist from spreading misleading/unverified information as this may have serious legal repercussions,” the country’s investigative agency posted on their Twitter account.

The caution comes just two days after one, Elijah Muthui Kitonyo was arrested for publishing misleading and alarming information on coronavirus.

According to a statement by the DCI, the 23-year old published calculated false information that could lead to public panic contravening section 23 of Computer Use.

Below is the tweet by Kitonyi that the DCI has since established as misleading.


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