Bloggers Posting Gory Images Receive Stern Warning
The National Police Service spokesman, Charles Owino, has warned bloggers against posting pictures of fallen police heroes on the various social media platforms.
In a press briefing, Owino stated that some individuals lacked respect for the departed as well as displayed insensitivity to their families, the NPS fraternity, and the entire nation of Kenya.
"Let this be a warning that such unpalatable acts shall not be tolerated," he asserted.
He added that posting such photos glorified terror which was tantamount to supporting the heinous act itself.
"The unfeeling act of posting pictures of our fallen heroes online by one blogger is very unfortunate and inhumane.
"It is not only unpatriotic but is equally uncouth and unacceptable," Owino divulged.
The police spokesman made this warning as he mourned police officers who lost their lives while conducting security surveillance along the Kenya-Somalia border.
The vehicle ferrying the eight Administration Police officers ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Khorof Harar, Wajir County on Saturday.
He also urged all Kenyans to keep supporting the police force in the fight against terror and all forms of crime.
"We want to particularly thank the people of Qarsa Manyatta within Khorof-Harar, Wajir County who gave a lot of support to our injured officers," he reiterated.
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