Three arrested for impersonating EACC, KRA officials

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Wednesday arrested three suspects impersonating EACC and KRA officials before demanding for a Ksh 2 Million bribe.

The three had earlier abducted the Director of Hi-tech Enterprise on allegations of tax evasion.

“Using two Prados Reg No GKB 070B and KCY 280Q, the three suspects; Godwins Otieno Agutu, Alex Mutua Mutuku and Ken Gichovi Kimathi alongside three others who are still at large stormed the victim’s offices within Nairobi on 26th Sept 2020, after which they took his laptop and left,” said the DCI.

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The suspects later appeared on 29th Sept 2020 demanding for a 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 House along Nyerere road.

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.

Upon investigations launched by detectives, the 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.

According to the DCI, the first suspect is said to be a running a local NGO namely Network Action Against Corruption. Others Houdouvia Njoroge, Harrison Ochar and Brian Kimemia are said to be Kenya Revenue Authority officers.