male teacher has been arrested for writing a Facebook post claiming that the Teachers Service Commission’s Chief Executive Officer was dead while using a phony account posing as the commission’s.
Jeremiah Mwavuganga, a 31-year-old teacher from Makueni County’s Musiini Primary School, was detained at the county’s Makutano Shopping Centre in Nzaui..
DCI George Kinoti said his pursuit and subsequent arrest followed an extensive forensic analysis to identify the suspect.
“Upon his arrest, Mwavuganga – who has been a teacher at the said school for four years – was found in possession of the handset used in creating the viral post. The Facebook account used was also confirmed to be his,” Kinoti said.
Mwavuganga, who hails from Wundanyi in Taita Taveta County, was led to DCI Headquarters, where he will be charged with the proper offenses before his arraignment on Monday.
The DCI warned of the misuse of social media platforms by authoring misleading messages.
“Such contemptible conducts will be investigated and perpetrators brought to book,” he said.