Police are holding a Nairobi-based lawyer who allegedly attempted to bribe a senior detective on Thursday.
Antony Kirunyu Karoki of Karoki & Co. Advocates is said to have arrived at Kasarani Police Station where he offered Kasarani Sub-County Criminal Investigation Officer (SCIO) Sh900,000 in cash to secure the release of some suspects without being arraigned in court.
The five suspects, who he is representing, were being detained at the station after they were arrested on Wednesday for electronic fraud, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
“The five suspects were arrested with over 2,100 registered and unregistered subscriber lines among other electronic gadgets and were being processed for arraignment when the suspect in question appeared,” DCI said in a statement.
The five suspects include Samuel Githinji Njenga, Wilson Mugo Githinji, James Gitonga Maina, John Ngotho Kariuki, and Ian Mbogo Kamau.
They were arrested within Pavab Apartments in Kasarani with sleuths seizing 1,720 unregistered Safaricom Simcards, 429 Airtel lines, five handsets, and five laptops.
The Sh900,000, which was in Sh1,000 denomination, was documented by the Scenes of Crime officers and kept as an exhibit.
Kirunyu face several charges under the Bribery Act No. 47 of 2016 and the Penal Code.