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Cyprian Nyakundi to be arraigned over alleged Sh17.5m extortion

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday said blogger Cyprian Nyakundi will be arraigned on January 24 over the alleged Sh17.5 million extortion attempt.

“The suspects will appear before court on 24th January, 2020 to face charges of extortion contrary to section 300 (1) of the Penal Code,” tweeted the DCI.

This came just a day after the controversial blogger was released on free bond. On Monday, 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 said to be a down payment for some Sh17.5 million they earlier demanded, as a precondition for pulling down libelous posts appearing on a website owned by the suspects.

money recovered was used as an exhibit in court.

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