Carry slippers-Edgar Obare gives useful tips for surviving in jail

Edgar Obare has gained a lot of money, fame, and infamy the past year. The man has become a hero to many and a scourge to some-mainly celebs and people in the limelight who have been exposed using his influential social media page.

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Last week Thursday, Edgar found himself behind bars for the second time in his short “blogging” career after being arrested by the DCI for allegedly running a criminal network that blackmails wealthy Kenyans by tainting their reputation online and extorting money to clear their names.

Edgar Obare was arrested alongside one Desy Oduor Achieng, who according to the DCI was coached by the blogger to extort Sh10 million from a governor by claiming she was pregnant by him.

Poll results – Kenyans vote on effect Edgar Obare’s ‘Tea’ is having on society

Following their arrests, Desy retracted her pregnancy claims and said she had never met the governor. Detectives also established she is not pregnant.

But Edgar maintains that the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is being used by powerful people to unfairly target him.

“The matter is before a court so I cannot discuss the merits of the case. However, it is very clear before all and sundry that the DCI is being used to target me unfairly. All they published in their Twitter account is a bunch of hopeless lies full of malice I however cannot discuss the case. If you are interested to find out the real truth you can come to the court hearings and hear for yourself exactly what happened,” said the blogger.

Adding, “I have been thinking about taking a break honestly because I am so tired. I remember yesterday talking to some people (and) I was telling them if you guys played fair then I play fair. It really bugs me when they don’t play fair. It’s not the tea that is killing me it’s human beings. And then some of us will vote this one guy as president,” he lamented.

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The former videographer explained that he had started getting the hang of jail, saying “Nakumbuka nilipokuwa nikiingia walikuwa wananiambia itabidi nianza kuzoea jela za Kenya, I am actually getting a hang of it. The first time was traumatic but with time unazoea,” said Edgar.

“In case anyone is ever arrested I can give you a starter pack, carry a toothbrush, slippers, and also have tissue paper,” he advised.

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Poll results – Kenyans vote on effect Edgar Obare’s ‘Tea’ is having on society

Edgar Obare burst forth onto the Kenyan spotlight in 2020. And was it because of his artistic talents?! Noooooo…It was all because of his penchant for having the most exclusive and scandalous tea on the internet.

Tea for those of you not in the know is the colloquial term used by many to describe gossip. The man has been the bane of many a Kenyan celebrity while being a boon to a hungry Kenyan public who can’t get enough of his expose’s.

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Celebrities like Dj Mo, Natalie Tewa, Terrence Creative and Yummy Mummy all have a bone to pick with him as the scandals that he puts on his Instagram page are highly damaging to the stars exposed.

It even forced the likes of Natalie Tewa to take a break from social media after he exposed her passport online. And even this incident didn’t deter nor his claim that he was tortured by the police after he exposed a certain radio personality.

Edgar Obare smiling
Edgar Obare smiling

This has me asking the Classic105 audience, “Is Edgar Obare’s ‘Tea’ having a positive or negative effect on the Kenyan society?”

The close poll results show that Kenyans are extremely divided on the question with the negative side of the column getting 50.4% of the vote.

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Edgar Obare screenshot

Read some of the comments from Kenyans who voted below:

Depends on whom he targets.

I’m sure it’s ladies who voted Positive cz Edgar Obare ako na umama sana!

Wacha atupee udaku Ya KEMSA & Corruption not abt private lives.

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Have you ever heard me discuss your sexuality – Sarah Kabu warns Edgar Obare

Media blogger and YouTuber Edgar Obare is one of the least popular celebs in Kenya at the moment. And no, not with average Kenyans but with his fellow celebs.

The man is on everyone’s lips at the moment after his expose’ on Kabi Wa Jesus that the singer has since denied saying that people were trying to tarnish his name.

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And it seems that Edgar’s ability to offend knows no bounds as the MD for Bonfire Adventures, Sarah Kabu has warned him after he tagged her on his Instagram page while posting the “tea” on the Kabi’s.

The reason that he tagged her was that Kabu was being criticised for being part of the people sponsoring the Wa Jesus family despite their recent drama where Kabi was accused of being a deadbeat father.

Sarah took issue with that and didn’t take lightly to being mentioned on Edgar’s Instagram stories and told him to desist from mentioning her name anywhere.

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This is what Sarah Kabu allegedly sent Obare:

”Polite request, let’s respect each other, please do not post my photos, videos or mention my name on your page. I know that is how you gain clout to earn a living but know that I do not tolerate nonsense in the name of clout. Have you ever heard me discuss about your sexuality or spouses on my page? Let’s respect each other boss,” she said.

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But who is Edgar, the man isn’t easily intimidated? The “Teamaster” took an old rusty picture of Kabu and posted it on his Instagram stories and then took a screenshot of the message that the travel agency owner had sent him.

This isn’t the first celeb that Obare has pissed off in the recent past. Natalie Tewa is another, who took him to court after he shared personal images of her on his Instagram pages.

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Biggest expose’ of 2020-Dj Mo cheating on wife, Size 8

2020 has seen very many dramatic exposes, that even I as an entertainment journalist am shocked and one of the people that is largely responsible for that is Instagram influencer Edgar Obare.

He has exposed many celebs behaving badly this year that he has become villain number one for many of them. One of the most famous expose’s this year has been that of Dj Mo, the famous gospel celeb.

Edgar used his popular Instagram page to reveal the intimate details of how Dj Mo had been cheating on his wife, Size 8.


This came weeks after rumours had surfaced that DJ Mo had been cheating on his wife without any proof but Edgra provided the proof.

Dj Mo’s alleged side chick, Margaret Wanyama shared her alleged intimate chats and moments with DJ Mo with blogger Edgar, including photos of DJ Mo while naked.

She also claimed that she had been having unprotected sex with DJ Mo, and that Size 8 was slow in bed and does not satisfy him.

The screenshots she sent indicated that she had been in contact with DJ Mo up to a few hours after she went public with the exposé.

Margaret explained that she was no longer afraid of exposing her identity. Dj Mo later apologised to his wife who forgave him saying that she was committed to making the marriage work.

Size 8 discloses why she stood with DJ Mo despite cheating drama

But it seems that his employer NTV weren’t as accommodating as the man hasn’t been seen on his Crossover101 show since the scandal emerged.

That’s what you call tragic. Losing money for a non-work related issue.

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Majority of Kenyans don’t believe Edgar Obare was kidnapped by police(poll results)

Edgar Obare has had a 2020 where his name has exploded onto the mainstream. Many people have come to associate his name with big celeb expose’s that embarrass the recipients.

One of those people that he exposed was brand ambassador Natalie Tewa.

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Live for no one but yourself.

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Miss Tewa didn’t let it slide and Obare’s life has changed as he has had to go to court over the mention of his her case against him that he exposed private information about her.

Last week during the mention of Tewa’s case against him, the blogger claimed that he had been kidnapped by the police. He released photos showing his alleged abuse and rims of messages where he disclosed what had happened to him at the hands of his captors.

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#EdgarObare resurfaces and confirms that he was indeed kidnapped and tortured by the “state”

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Some Kenyans were not buying it and called him out leading me to ask the simple question, “Was he lying?” “Was his story plausible?” I put the poll in the field and the results were stunning.

A majority of Kenyans don’t believe him and the results are below:

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Edgar Obare screenshot

Some of the comments are below:

Austine Omondi He is a fellow who talks without control or thinking of reparations

Alex Omari Some of us don’t care..Add the 3rd option

Segi KJ Who is obare!?

VIVIANE OTIENO Aliguswa tu kidogo, he deserves worse beatings

John Kibicho Waweru Our stupid illiterate police are capable of anything.

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Poll-Do you believe Edgar Obare’s story that he was tortured by the police?

Yesterday, his “Teaness” Edgar Obare narrated an experience that he went through at the hands of his supposed abductors after it was reported that he had gone missing on Monday.

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#EdgarObare Narrates What Happened Yesterday 😟

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Obare claimed that the people who had abducted him had refused to reveal their identities after whisking him into a car. They then covered his eyes so that he could not see which direction they were heading towards.

“They accused me of extorting money from these people and asked who pays me to insult people. They all verbally threatened me saying if I ever exposed him for cheating, he would kill me, another guy said that he would f**k me in the ass,” said Obare in one of his many posts.

He added that the kidnappers kept asking him about DJ Mo, Size 8, Jalang’o, Joho and why he insulted them, and that he should look for a better job to do.

After refusing to answer their questions, Obare claims the guys beat him up before they drugged him using drinking water which he had asked for, before they stripped him naked in the car, and took pictures of his private parts. He was eventually dumped at a thicket near Nyeri.

These allegations came right after Xtian Dela claimed on Monday that his friend had gone missing after he was picked by unknown people claiming to be police from the Kiambu Law courts where he had gone for the mention of a case against him.

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#EdgarObare arrested at the Kiambu law courts .

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But there are some who have come out to poke holes at Egdar’s account. One of those people is famous Instagram provocateur Joe Muchiri. His post which is below drew mixed reactions, with some supporting his doubting Edgar’s story while others were firmly in Obare’s corner.

And this brings me to my current poll question. Do you believe Edgar Obare’s story? Please vote below:

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Dangerous and exciting! Xtian Dela and Edgar Obare’s brand of Instagram journalism

Edgar Obare and Xtian Dela have become household names this year. The reason is the expose’s they have done on various celebs that have gotten tongues wagging furiously.

The two use their popular Instagram pages where they air many celeb’s dirty linen. Their “Instagram journalism” is the new fad in Kenyan media following trends that have been happening abroad.

The controversial celebs use their Instastories to deliver the tea (gossip and hot takes) on various celebs.

Edgar was the first to get into many celebs bad books when he exposed the likes of Terrence Creative, Huddah Monroe and Alex Mwakideu in the beginning of 2020.

His infamy with many celebs reached its zenith when he exposed Natalie Tewa, and was charged with unlawfully publishing private and personal details from the passport.

According to his charge sheet, “On diverse dates between July 9 and July 13, 2020, at an unknown place, within the Republic of Kenya, using your social media accounts, domain name and verified Instagram account @edgarobare, unlawfully disclosed to your online followers, personal data to wit visa belonging to one Natalie Wanjiru Githinji without her consent.”

Since then, Edgar has become more subdued with his page rarely having any more revelations about big-time celebs with the chastened Obare exposing bad habits by Kenyans but without exposing the names of those accused.

But it seems that Xtian Dela has taken the torch from his good friend Egdar and last week caused a hullabaloo when he interviewed socialite Shakila.

The conversation caused a lot of trouble for him as Shakila claimed that she had slept with various Kenyan celebs at great cost. One man she mentioned was Kenyan footballer Victor Wanyama, who she claimed had paid her Sh.250k to sleep with her.

Wanyama was quick to respond to the allegation and said that he had launched legal proceedings against the blogger. Through a statement shared via Twitter, Wanyama denied ever meeting Xtian and Shakila, terming the claims in the video as ‘defamatory’ and a ‘fabrication’.

What does Kenyan law say? The Law of Defamation in Kenya states;

“[a]ny person who, by print, writing, painting or effigy, or by any means otherwise than solely by gestures, spoken words or other sounds, unlawfully publishes any defamatory matter concerning another person, with intent to defame that other person, is guilty of the misdemeanour termed libel.”

I am not a lawyer but I have been properly advised on how to run a story by the company lawyers. Two aspects that have stood out to me were;

-The standard of proof/evidence presented in a story should be meet a certain threshold.

-A fair opportunity to reply to inaccuracies must be given when reasonably called for.

While Edgar and Xtian try to meet the first standard (even vaguely) a lot of the time, I find that the second aspect is normally not done.

KTN journalist Ben Kitili even highlighted the problems he sees with the way Obare operates writing,

In conclusion

While Edgar and Xtian’s brand of journalism get’s the heart racing, it is not only dangerous for the person being “exposed” but for the exposer himself, something that Edgar and Xtian (if Wanyama actually sues) are already seeing.

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What is “anaphylactic shock” that could have killed Edgar Obare in 15 minutes?

Edgar Obare had a weekend from hell ( if one can describe it as such). The blogger, who has become a thorn in the flesh of many misbehaving celebs, nearly lost his life!

Edgar was quick to share the news on his social media page where he recalled the crazy and torturous experience he had gone through.

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So yesterday on my day off I was catching up and having lunch with an old friend at @artcaffekenya Capital Centre, service was very slow there was like only one waiter servicing the upstairs tables. I ordered the prawns tagliatelle. The food came and first bite it was quite delicious, so we are laughing and exchanging stories over the next hour. I finish my meal and suddenly I feel like I have a scratchy throat, then I am tearing up. Now I am struggling to breathe as my nose is blocked and throat is closing up, I have hives all over my neck and it’s itchy. I stand up to go downstairs to the counter to get some water, like I said service was horrible, no waiters in sight. The bar guy asked if I am okay, I said NO and I asked for a bottle of water then went outside on the balcony for some fresh air for like 2 min. It didn’t help, I go to the bathroom and see my face in the mirror is all swollen and my eyes are bloodshot red. I immediately knew I need a hospital, I call my friend we go to the counter and I ask for my bill and pay. All this time the staff is just staring at me, we rush out the door trying to figure out the nearest hospital, we went to Aga khan at Capital Centre and found it was already closed at 4pm, why do hospitals honestly close. It was 4.30pm so we rushed into Naivas to a chemist. From our googling it seems I was having an extreme allergy reaction, they gave me two antihistamine tablets I put under my tongue and advised I should go to a hospital immediately. They googled for us and found Nairobi hospital was close by in the same mall actually and still open. I got injections of chlorpheniramine, hydrocortisone and cotipred and spent the next two hours in a hospital bed. Doctor said I was having an anaphylactic shock and I came very close. Thank you to that Naivas chemist and Nairobi Hospital for saving me. Contd in comments….

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Edgar revealed that he had gone to a particular restaurant on Mombasa Road with a friend for lunch where he had had an adverse health response to some seafood he had eaten.

Luckily, he found a Nairobi Hospital branch located in the same mall where doctors identified he was having an anaphylactic shock and got treatment, which he says saved his life.

What the hell is anaphylactic shock, some Kenyans must be asking? For some people with severe allergies, when they’re exposed to something they’re allergic to, they may experience a potentially life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. As a result, their immune system releases chemicals that flood the body. This can lead to anaphylactic shock.

When your body goes into anaphylactic shock, your blood pressure suddenly drops and your airways narrow, possibly blocking normal breathing.

‘They ruin peoples marriages’ Huddah on arrest of notorious blogger

This condition is dangerous. If it isn’t treated immediately, it can result in serious complications and even be fatal.

Symptoms of anaphylaxis include:

-Skin reactions such as hives, flushed skin, or paleness
-Suddenly feeling too warm
-Feeling like you have a lump in your throat or difficulty swallowing
-Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
-Abdominal pain
-A weak and rapid pulse
-Runny nose and sneezing
-Swollen tongue or lips
-Wheezing or difficulty breathing
-A sense that something is wrong with your body
-Tingling hands, feet, mouth, or scalp

Anaphylactic shock can kill and shouldn’t be played with, especially when someone realises that they might have an allergy.

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Edgar Obare to be arraigned today over releasing private info about YouTuber linked to Joho

2020 has seen Youtuber Edgar Obare become one of the most talked about people in Kenya. The man’s fame has made him rich but has also come with some pitfalls, that being he has made many enemies among the celebrities that he exposes.

And soon enough one of those celebs was going to retaliate. And retaliate they have as the blogger has been in police custody from Friday last week as he had been arrested at his Kisumu residence.

Edgar Obare smiling
Edgar Obare smiling

The reason for this was that Edgar had linked a famous female influencer to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. The “tea master” as he famously goes among his fans will be arraigned today to face the charges for linking the famous female influencer to a Dubai trip that Joho and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed had taken to visit ODM leader Raila Odinga.

They ruin peoples marriages’ Huddah on arrest of notorious blogger

The reason for his problems according to court documents was Edgar has shared had unlawfully published private information.

Ali Hassan Joho with Junet Mohamed
Ali Hassan Joho with Junet Mohamed in the private plane on their way to Dubai

Joho and Junet shared a photo while on the fancy jet that immediately went viral for a bag that was placed just under a table.

The brown bag started trending immediately with many Kenyans first linking Betty Kyallo to the bag but she immediately came out to refute the claims.

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Joho, Betty Kyallo reactions

But that didn’t stop enterprising Kenyans from finding information that another famous female YouTube and Instagram had also been in Dubai coincidentally at the same time that Joho had been there.

Junet, however, went on social media quashing the rumours by sharing a photo of the whole crew which revealed the owner of the ‘famous’ leather bag to be one of the cabin crew but the damage had already been done.

Ali Hassan Joho and Junet Mohamed in the private plane
Ali Hassan Joho and Junet Mohamed in the private plane

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‘They ruin peoples marriages’ Huddah on arrest of notorious blogger

Our favorite socialite Huddah Monroe is in Dubai, and while on her staycation has time to address the heavy topic of blogger Edgar Obare who was arrested following numerous exposes’ on politicians and their love lives.

She said his arrest is yet another example of how gossipers should be punished for breaking marriages yet what people do in private is none of their business.

Huddah took a swipe at him saying

Such people need to be arrested, seriously beaten up and their hands broken! So they never, ever type again in their live. And give photos, names, pages of HIDE MY ID gang.

I don’t feel safe – Edgar Obare says after being held at Gigiri Police Station

She aimed her heavy online rant at Edgar telling him to also expose those who leak intimate details to him

Huddah in Dubai

Huddah revealed more of these details in a Q&A with her fans where she asked them what they miss about her. She cheekily answered that anyone who exposes anothers tea ‘is on their own’ when arrested.

Huddah on bloggers

Huddah has in the past not been spared inflammatory remarks of bloggers on the type of hustle she does. In a series of comments she also said ‘I hate gossip! Or people who talk about people!’.


You gotta love Huddah, and her lack of chill. She will be back in Kenya in 2021.

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I don’t feel safe – Edgar Obare says after being held at Gigiri Police Station

The din is rising for prominent social personality Edgar Obare to get released from prison. For those of you that aren’t aware, Edgar has been in police custody this past week.

Xtian Dela
Xtian Dela

His contemporary Xtian Dela is leading the charge, disclosing that Mr. Obare’s devices had been confiscated and it was his media team that was posting updates.

The man who has become infamous for his famous expose`s on popular celebrities has been at Gigiri police station and is complaining that he feels unsafe while there. (1)

Using his verified social media pages, Edgar claimed not to be safe at the station with a tweet that read, “I am not safe and I don’t feel safe where I’m being held, I have struggled with getting bail but now I understand why it’s being denied. Please support #freeedgarobare.” (2)

Other posts on his Instagram page further added that police had sought to transfer him to another facility overnight.
Mr. Obare was summoned after a complaint allegedly filed by YouTuber Natalie Tewa.

The beef with Natalie might have started after some of his followers shared alleged receipts with him of her alleged whereabouts a few weeks. The claim was that she and Mombasa governor were in Dubai at the same time coincidentally!

Natalie Tewa finally speaks after rumours linking her to Governor Joho

The social media personality has been the hottest thing in town the past year with Edgar exposing the likes of Terrence Creative and Alex Mwakideu to name just a few.

Edgar Obare smiling
Edgar Obare smiling

This has caused him to build a steady supply of animosity from many celebrity quarters.

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