UoN student nabbed for sending damning messages to MPs

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A Masters program student at the University of Nairobi (UON) is in police custody after he was apprehended for allegedly sending threatening messages to Members of Parliament.

The suspect identified as Alex Anyolo was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after Njoro MP Charity Chepkwony filed a report with the police after receiving threatening messages.

The suspect, Alex Anyolo

The 30-year-old is reported to have sent the messages to six Members of Parliament with the aim of extorting them.

Police said the suspect had already received cash from one of the MPs but did not reveal the amount or the identity of the parliamentarian.

Following his arrest, Anyolo reportedly pleaded guilty to sending threatening messages to MPs.

Officers recovered several SIM cards, mobile phones and identification cards from the suspect.

He will be arraigned in court to face various charges once investigations are concluded.

This comes just an year after a man was accused to have conned the MPs by sending them text messages using the name of Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege.


Wazir Benson Chacha

Wazir Benson Chacha hit the headlines after police arrested him in Tarime, Tanzania as the key suspect in a scam targeting MPs and other senior government officials.

Sabina Chege, who denied having any contact with the con suspect, dared Chacha to release the videos proving otherwise.

“I’m waiting. Because, let me tell you, I will not be intimidated. When I spoke about it in Parliament and I asked the Speaker that I needed to make a personal statement, one, it is because I can tell you I have never had any personal contact with Chacha,” said Sabina then.

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Sabina Chege with Chacha

“With the kind of relationship we are talking about, if Chacha had videos, he would have released them,” she added.

Among those who fell victims to the racket included National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Cabinet Secretaries Eugene Wamalwa, Peter Munya and Margaret Kobia, several Members of Parliament and senators.

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Chege with some male MPs

Speaker Muturi reportedly lost KSh 300,000 after the conman impersonated Chege supposedly in need of help to buy medication.

Former Migori Senator Wilfred Machage is said to have lost KSh 200,000.

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