Kenya: Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi Arrested for Demanding Sh17.5 Million to Pull Down Libellous Content

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi at the Kiambu Law Courts (file photo).
20 January 2020

Nairobi — Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested city blogger Cyprian Nyakundi on Monday on allegations of extorting Sh 1 million from an unnamed victim.

Nyakundi was arrested alongside an individual DCI identified as Emanuel Nyamweya Ong'era.

The two were demanding for Sh17.5 million promising to pull down libelous content published on online platforms they manage.

"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," DCI tweeted.

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