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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi arrested over Sh17.5m extortion attempt

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi arrested over Sh17.5m extortion attempt

Police have arrested blogger Cyprian Andama Nyakundi and one Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong'era on allegations of extortion, blackmail and false accusations.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) reported this via Twitter on Monday, saying the arrests following a successful probe.

"The two had just received Sh1 million from one of their victims, being a down payment [for a] Sh17.5 million [payment] they had earlier demanded as a precondition for pulling down libelous posts appearing on a website allegedly owned by the suspects," the DCI said.

The directorate said the exhibit money was recovered and that the suspects will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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