DCI detectives have arrested controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi and an accomplice named Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era over allegations of extortion, blackmail and false accusations.

In a message posted on Twitter, Monday, January 20, DCI said its officers pounced on the two at Westgate Mall in Nairobi following a tip off.


“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,” read one of the posts.

The agency said KSh1 million exhibit money was recovered and that the suspects will be arraigned on Tuesday, January 21.

The two were taken to Gigiri Police Station.

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