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Kenyan controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi arrested over Sh17 million blackmail

Kenyan controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi arrested over Sh17 million blackmail

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-Cyprian Nyakundi, Kenyan-based blogger who has interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest stories has been nabbed today.

Accoding to Daily Nation news, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has disclosed that the Kenyan-based blogger together with his friend, Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era have been arrested on allegations of extortion, blackmail and false accusations

Reports revealed that the two received Sh1 million from one of their victims as a down payment for Sh17.5 million payment they demanded as a precondition for pulling down libelous posts appearing on a website allegedly owned by the suspects.

The blogger has been arrested more than once over similar allegations over the past three year and among those who have sued Cyprian are Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Kamotho, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

The money the suspects collected from their victims has been recovered and they will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Angella Semu
Angella Semu
I hold a Bachelor of science degree in Agriculture Development Communication that I obtained from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I previously worked with The Nation Publications Limited since 2018 before joining The Maravi post particularly on Agriculture Desk as an intern before I became a correspondent. Currently I am reporting for The Maravi Post mainly in International News and locally in the Southern region of Malawi.


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