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Revealed: Why suspect in Fatuma Gedi’s unverified sex video has been set free

Benard Ramoka
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Wajir Women Rep Fatuma Gedi at a past event. [Source/Fatuma Gedi]

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has dropped investigations against Douglas Baya, an entertainment editor working with a local publication who had been arrested over allegations of creating unverified obscene sex video allegedly involving Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi.

According to the editor’s lawyer Kevin Njoroge, detectives dropped the investigation against him because there was no evidence to incriminate him. 

The lawyer claimed that his client's arrest was based on falsehood and malice.

“My client is innocent of the allegations and that is why detectives saw it right to release him and close the investigation file,” the lawyer said in an interview on Thursday. 

The lawyer said that his client is a professional journalist and could not engage in producing obscene content as detectives had earlier claimed.

Baya was arrested on allegations of creating the unverified sex video allegedly involving Gedi.

He was arraigned in a Kiambu law court on December 28 last year but did not plead to any charges.

The court granted detectives seven days to enable them to obtain a forensic report from the Communication Authority of Kenya.

The unverified sex video surfaced online on December 19 last year and went viral.

Several female women politicians defended Gedi against the obscene video.

Gedi in her response accused her political detractors of plotting to taint her career.

Detectives are now said to be hunting down a politician from Wajir County for allegedly funding the creation of the sex video.


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