Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has been arrested in a case involving extortion.Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives from Gigiri arrested Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era after investigations touching on blackmail and false accusations.
The agency said the two had received Sh1 million from one of their victims.The money was downpayment for some Sh17.5 million they earlier demanded, as a precondition for pulling down libellous posts appearing on a website owned by the suspects.
The money recovered will be used as an exhibit.Nyakundi and Ong’era were taken to Gigiri Police Station, to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Blogger Nyakundi is not new to controversy surrounding his site.In December 2018, politician Steve Mbogo and his wife Sabrina Jamal sued him over a defamatory publication.
They sought to have Nyakundi compelled to immediately retract all defamatory contents on his online pages.