The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has apprehended an individual who was falsely claiming to be a senior detective. This individual is accused of impersonating both a National Intelligence Service (NIS) detective and, at times, an EACC official.
The suspect had been reaching out to unsuspecting individuals, asserting that he had the ability to influence or terminate corruption investigations against them at any stage.
According to the EACC, the suspect convinced his victims, many of whom were prominent officials, that he had significant connections with the heads of key security and law enforcement agencies in Kenya. He would claim that with just a single phone call, he could make things happen.
The suspect allegedly contacted his victims, pretending to be investigating sensitive matters and possessing incriminating information about them. Subsequently, he demanded substantial sums of money from these individuals, stating that the funds were required to secure his services and enable him to “speak with influential figures.”
The arrest of the suspect took place at a bar along Thika Road on Wednesday. The EACC has asserted that the individual will face the appropriate legal consequences for his actions.