On Friday night, the 31st of July 2020 reports of Edgar Obare’s life being in danger surfaced online through blogger Xtian Dela.
Dela mobilized netizens on his Instagram page and started a #FreeEdgarObare hashtag. He further encouraged other netizens to spread the word so that Edgar Obare can regain his freedom.
I am not safe and I don’t feel safe where am being held, I have struggled with getting bail but now I understand why it’s being denied. Please support #freeedgarobare
— Edgar Obare (@edgarobare) July 31, 2020
Edgar Obare is currently in police custody since the 30th of July 2020. According to reports, DCI officers arrested him for doxing (publishing identifying or personal information on the internet with malicious intent). The officers arrested him at his Kisumu home and brought him to Nairobi.
Edgar Obare had recently published a story on Natalie Tewa and joho. According to him, miss Tewa had traveled with Joho to Dubai when he had gone to visit Raila. He further published Tewa’s passport as evidence that she had indeed traveled.
According to Dela, Obare’s life is in danger. He further cautioned netizens not to take it lightly. However, he did not reveal the exact details.
Guys, @edgarobare is NOT safe!! This is NOT A JOKE!! The information I’m getting from Gigiri Police station is NOT good at all!!
— Xtian Dela™ (@xtiandela) July 31, 2020
He later on, claimed that the police at the Gigiri Police station wanted to transfer him to a safer location. Dela questioned which other places would be more reliable than a police station. According to Dela, Obare refused.
They wanted to transfer @edgarobare to a “SAFER” location but he has refused!!
What “SAFER” place is there than Gigiri Police station?
— Xtian Dela™ (@xtiandela) July 31, 2020
Netizens tear down Natalie.
Netizens took the discussion on twitter under two hashtags; #freeedgarobare and Natalie Tewa. The topic trended for the better part of the day ith netizens roasting Natalie Tewa.
Some netizens mobilized others to report, block, and unfollow Natalie Tewa’s accounts on social media platforms. Others rallied their support by promoting the two hashtags, while others claimed they would visit Obare at his police cell in Gigiri police station.
Natalie tewa can violate government restrictions but a blogger is thrown I jail for exposing a relationship. Sad. Fuck the privileged #freeedgarobare
— Telvin Tello (@Collins37668054) August 1, 2020
Let’s report her and unfollow her. People who subscribe to her YouTube and follow should know this pic.twitter.com/JDSANhXSGE
— zak (@Zak_yule) August 1, 2020
However, Huddah bashed Edgar and seemed not to agree with the free Edgar Obare hashtag. According to her, some bloggers break homes with the stories they post. She further claimed that this would serve as an example to other bloggers.
NATALIE TEWA CANCELLED ❌❎ @natalie_tewa , Kenyans don't allow your money to find some girls trips, learn to appreciate when Edgar brings such things to light and let's help him by marching to the DCI in Gilgil and demand his freedom #freeedgarobare ✊🏾✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/hCvaFQjlcT
— ℭ𝔞𝔩𝔩 𝔪𝔢 𝔅𝔞𝔟𝔶 𝔵𝔬𝔵𝔬❤️ (@Bhannie_x) August 1, 2020
— tamara (@Tamarawrld) July 31, 2020
Instead of arresting you guys should be learnig new methods of investigating cases from him. His way overboard na imagine hana the proper resources that you guys are wasting. Freeeeeee him haraka!he is just fixing this country #freeedgarobare
— Meshack m (@Meshackm11) July 31, 2020
Edgar Obare has done countless exposés only to be summoned over one involving a politician?? By sueing for "invasion of privacy" over her exposed passport only confirms that the socialite is guilty & indeed it was hers and the rumours are true. Edgar has no fault #freeedgarobare
— Ms. Kanyi (@ms_kanyi) July 30, 2020
@HassanAliJoho now that you have arrested @edgarobare has the narrative changed coz you are still a philanderer. Have you unfucked @natalie_tewa ? Has your dick grown in size or has her pussy tightened? Stop this bullshit even TMZ wasn't built in a day.#freeedgarobare
— Free Kenya (@vickline24) July 31, 2020