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.
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.
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.
In a case of outright blackmail by fraudsters who intend to benefit financially from prominent personalities, by tainting their images online & demanding money not to post ‘scandalous’ information about them, detectives have once again arrested serial fraudster, Edgar Obare. pic.twitter.com/9jiJQXQpdn
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 4, 2021
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.
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.