Police issue warning over photos posted online

Let this serve as a warning - Police tell bloggers

Police Spokesman Charles Owino warns bloggers against posting photos of dead officers following Wajir IED attack

Police Spokesman Charles Owino on Monday issued a statement warning bloggers against publishing photos of dead officers.

Citing the case of 12 officers who died on Friday evening from an IED attack, the spokesman noted that one blogger had published insensitive images of the incident.

"The unfeeling act of posting pictures of our fallen heroes online by one blogger is very unfortunate and inhumane. This is glorification of terror which is tantamount to supporting the same.

"This is indeed the lowest we can go and we wish to condemn this act in the strongest terms possible. Our officers deserve dignity and respect from all of us. Let this be a warning that such unpalatable acts shall not be tolerated," a statement from the National Police Service noted.

Qarsa Manyatta, Wajir county IED attack

Confirming that the IED attack was the work of terrorist group Al Shabaab, the spokesman assured citizens of safety as the war against terror continues.

"We ask all Kenyans to continue supporting us in the fight against terror and all crimes.

"We want to particularly thank the people of Qarsa Manyatta within Khorof-Harar Ward, Wajir County who gave a lot of support to our injured officers," the statement read.

NCIC also issued a statement condemning the photos published by blogger Robert Alai following the gruesome incident.


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