A teacher arrested for posting false information about the death of TSC CEO

A 31_yrs_old Jeremiah Mwavuganga Samuel, a teacher at Musiini Primary in Makueni County, is said to have authored a Facebook post using a fake account purporting to be that of the Teachers Service Commission and alleging that the commission’s Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia was dead.

He was arrested at the county’s Makutano Shopping centre in Nzaui on Saturday.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mwavuganga’s pursuit and subsequent arrest followed an extensive forensic analysis to identify the suspect.

The operation was conducted by DCI Emali and the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau detectives.

DCI said the teacher, who has taught at the school for four years, was found in possession of the handset used in creating the viral post.

The suspect, born and raised in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County, was escorted to DCI Headquarters, for processing ahead of his arraignment in court on Monday, January 24.

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