Popular Blogger arrested over Extortion

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi on Monday, January 20th was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on allegations of extorting Sh 1 million from an unnamed victim.

Nyakundi was arrested alongside an individual DCI identified as Emanuel Nyamweya Ong’era demanding for Sh17.5 million promising to pull down libelous content published on online platforms they manage.

In a tweet by the DCI said” Detectives based at Gigiri have today afternoon arrested two suspects namely Cyprian Andama Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era after successful investigations touching on extortion, blackmail and false accusations.”

The tweet alleged that 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 they allegedly own.