Three people have been arrested by the DCI after abducting the Director of Hi-Tech Enterprise while impersonating officers of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Kenya Revenue Authority and demanded a 2 million bribe to stop pursuing an alleged tax evasion case involving the victim.
The victim first paid the suspects 500,000 shillings before the suspects came back again to demand again when the victim could not raise the outstanding balance. The three suspects are Godwins Otieno Agutu, Alex Mutua Mutuku & Ken Gichovi Kimathi
“The victim was forced to contact his family members to get the amount, but only managed to raise Ksh. 500,000 where the suspects escorted him to his house at Westlands in Nairobi and took the cash.The suspects appeared again on 29th Sept 2020 demanding the Ksh. 2 Million bribe, and when the victim could not raise the amount, they forced him into the GKB vehicle and drove off to Lutheran Hse along Nyerere road.” Says DCI.
After interrogation, it was revealed that one of the suspect is running an NGO called Network Action Against Corruption (NAAC) that was working jointly with the other suspects who are Houdouvia Njoroge, Harrison Ochar and Brian Kimemia.
“Investigations were launched by DCI Kenya detectives where the three suspects were nabbed at the said Lutheran House, further establishing that the registration number GKB 070B belonged to a Land Rover Discovery attached to the Judiciary.” Says DCI.
The three alongside other suspects who are still at large are said to have stormed the victim’s offices within Nairobi on 26th of September 2020 and took away with his laptop. They were arraigned in court for charges of abducting and demanding with menace