A Malindi Court Judge on Monday, September 11 dropped the case against digital strategist Pauline Njoroge.
Pauline Njoroge, who is also the Jubilee Party Deputy Organizing Secretary, confirmed closure of the case in which she was accused of making malicious posts across her social media platforms.
Moreover, the blogger revealed that the case filed against her was closed due to the failure of the prosecution to charge her in court.
She noted that the prosecution had asked the court for more time to gather evidence.
“The Malindi Court has today closed my case, after prosecution once again failed to charge and asked for more time to gather evidence,” she wrote.
Pauline, who was arrested on July 22 in the company of her friend and driver while in Malindi also revealed that the court ordered the gadgets (laptop and mobile phone) taken from her during the arrest be released to her.
Pauline Njoroge’s Arrest
Police arrested the digital strategist, her friend Jane Mwangi, and their driver Emanze Jilani in Watamu on allegations that they were in possession of drugs.
According to the police report, Pauline was found with tablets suspected to be narcotics.
It further added that the officers accompanied Pauline and her company to the residential house they had booked and allegedly found more drugs.
“A further search was conducted at their residence at Mawe Zuri resort house number Tatu which was occupied by Jane Mwangi and a clear container containing ten (10) tablets suspected to be narcotic substances was recovered and in house number Nine which was occupied by Pauline Njoki Njoroge, a clear container containing 50(fifty) tablets suspected to be narcotic substances was also recovered,” the police report stated.
The trio were then arrested and held at Watamu police station.
Pauline Njoroge Released
On July 24, Pauline and co-accused were arraigned in court where the charge sheet was amended to sending posts amounting to hate speech.
Nonetheless, Malindi Chief Magistrate James Mwaniki ordered for the release of the trio on free bond to allow state agencies to have the suspects produced in court to face relevant charges.
“I order each of the suspects to be released each on a free bond the state has not justified the grounds for continued detention,” he stated.