Donald Mwendwa Nzau, popularly known as “Password,” a political activist and candidate for senator from Machakos in the general election of 2022, has been accused of spreading fake information against governor Wavinya Ndeti.
Mr. Mwendwa was charged before Machakos Principal Magistrate Mary Otindo on Wednesday after being detained by DCI officers in Mombasa and brought to Machakos.
The defendant, who was defended by Lawyer Evans Muli, rejected the allegations and was freed on a Sh200,000 bond or Sh50,000 cash bail.
It was alleged that Mr. Mwendwa published fraudulent information in violation of Section 23 of the 2018 Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act.
The prosecution claimed that Mr. Mwendwa disseminated fabricated information on various days throughout the month of December 2022 in an effort to tarnish Ms. Ndeti’s reputation.
The aforementioned comments were posted on the WhatsApp group for Ukambani Politics.
Ms. Ndeti is named as the case’s first witness, and Machakos Chief of Staff is identified as the case’s second witness.
Mr. Mwendwa has criticized Ms. Ndeti’s leadership, particularly with regard to recent appointments that she has made.
On February 13, the case will be addressed for further instructions.