Social media influencer Brian Chira has been arrested for allegedly making defamatory statements against TikTok star Azziad Nasenya.
In a video shared on social media, Chira used offensive language against Azziad and went ahead to share her personal phone number on his TikTok live.
As a result of Chira's actions, Azziad claimed she had been subjected to a barrage of insults and offensive messages and calls from unknown people.
Disturbed by the ongoing harassment, Azziad, along with her legal team, decided to pursue the matter legally in a bid to end online harassment.
“Sometime last week Chira went live on TikTok at night and the Topic was Azziad he uttered some words which I cannot repeat here but those words are defamatory and he did not stop there he went ahead and gave and gave out her number.
"My client has for the past week been buzzed with a lot of calls and messages some of which are insults and my client was not happy. Since we have the computer misuse and cybercrime act she choose to take legal action,” Azziad’s lawyer said in part.
In a separate video, Chira, while in police custody, admitted to insulting Azziad and was heard seeking assistance from an unknown person.
“I insulted her online and she reported it to the police, talk to the officer he will explain, all I was asking is for you to assist,” Chira said.
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This comes just days after Chira claimed that he was the victim of a violent attack. In a video shared online, Chira appeared with a swollen face as he recounted the incident to his followers.
According to his version of events, three men broke into his house without warning while he was preparing a meal.
He claimed to have lost some valuables, adding that one of the attackers dragged him on the floor when he refused to cooperate.