Nairobi-based activist Boniface Mwangi has now come out to condemn the arrest of blogger Robert Alai. 

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In a post on his Twitter account on Monday, Mr Mwangi criticised the government for arresting Alai, arguing that he will be released by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) because he is protected by the Constitution.

"So Kenya Police have arrested Robert Alai for exposing how Kenya government handles the bodies of fallen officers. Who advises our government? The constitution protects Alai and the courts, @ODPP_KE will set him free. Shame on you @NPSOfficial_KE @NziokaWaita. #FreeAlai," said Boniface Mwangi.

The controversial Nairobi blogger was arrested on Tuesday morning by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on grounds of posting photos of fallen soldiers after a terror attack in Wajir.

Alai had posted pictures of the fallen soldiers being ferried on a truck and condemned the government for how they poorly handled the bodies.

However, the government through the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the National Police Service (KPS) came out to attack Alai for posting the pictures on social media. 

NCIC accused Alai of promoting the act of terrorism in the country and torturing families of the fallen soldiers. 

Alai is currently at the DCI head officers where he was taken after his arrest.