The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has reacted to a viral video going round on social media showing youth being supplied with crude weapons and money.
Reacting to the video, DCI has warned individuals planning and financing violence to desist from creating panic against the public or get arrested.
In the viral video seen by balindiway media, young men, chanting while holding crude weapons, are motivated with Ksh1,000 each to reportedly start chaos during the protests.
The DCI now says that the video is spreading misinformation and incitement to violence through the abuse of social media platforms.
“Regrettably, this has caused fear and panic among peace-loving Kenyans. Whereas freedom of expression is guaranteed in our Constitution, its enjoyment should not be used as a tool to promote and justify mayhem and lawlessness,” DCI warned.
The DCI further noted that online violence instigators will be charged under Sections 22 and 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act of 2018,and will be fine not exceeding Ksh25 million shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years or both.
“DCI shall continue to execute its mandate as prescribed by law and will process any lawbreakers for prosecution without fear, favour or ill will.
“We further commend all law-abiding Kenyans who have been supporting us in our quest for a peaceful society by abiding by the tenets of law and order,” DCI warned, urging citizens to be on the right path to avoid trouble. More