Kenyan bloggers arrested for extorting Ksh1m

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One of the suspects

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations-Kenya has arrested two suspects Cyprian Andama Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era after successful investigations touching on extortion, blackmail and false accusations.

The pair was picked Monday by DCI detectives based at Gigiri.

The two had just received Ksh. 1 Million from one of their victims being a down payment of Ksh 17.5 million they had earlier demanded as a precondition for pulling down libellous posts appearing on a website allegedly owned by the suspects.

The exhibit money was recovered and the two suspects will be arraigned tomorrow.

Victoria University

Kenyan media identified the pair as bloggers.

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