Lawyer Antony Kirunyu Karoki was on Thursday arrested by DCI detectives while attempting to bribe a police officer with Ksh. 900,000 in order to secure the freedom of five suspected electronic money fraudsters arrested within Kasarani.
“The five suspects were arrested yesterday, 12th August 2020, 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.
The five are; Samuel Githinji Njenga, Wilson Mugo Githinji, James Gitonga Maina, John Ngotho Kariuki and Ian Mbogo Kamau.
The suspects were found within Pavab Apartments and in their possession were 1,720 unregistered Safaricom lines, 429 Airtel lines, five handsets and five laptops.
“Acting on a tip off from members of the public, DCI Detectives based at Kasarani have today arrested five individuals within Pavab apartments on suspicion of engaging in Electronic Money Fraud,” DCI tweeted.
In a series of tweets, DCI said that Mr Karoki tried to bribe the Investigating Officer in an attempt to have the suspects released without charges.
The Sh900,000 bribe was in Sh1000 denominations that has since been processed and documented by Scenes of Crime personnel and kept as exhibit.
The lawyer who is in lawful custody will be charged with several offenses under the Bribery Act No. 47 of 2016 and the Penal Code.