Kenya Police Arrest Man over False Terror Alert on Facebook

Timothy Koech was arrested by kenyan police on Sunday for raising a false terror alert on facebook

Somalilandsun: Kenya Police in Bomet are holding a middle-aged man for allegedly circulating alarming information on Facebook.Timothy Koech was arrested on Sunday at Chepngaina Village in Bomet Central and whisked away for interrogation.Deputy County police Commander Stephen Weda said the suspect had posted on different Facebook groups claims that there were plans by terror group Al-Shabaab to attack Rift Valley Institute of Technology in Nakuru.

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Weda said the suspect was hiding behind the name Josphat Langat on Facebook.Koech who has been on the run for the past week was arrested following a tip-off.“He is placed in custody pending interrogation over offences of Hoaxes C/S 26 and Section 30 of POTA,” said Weda.

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