A University of Nairobi (UON) Graduate student is in police custody after he was apprehended for allegedly sending threatening messages to Members of Parliament.
The suspect identified as Alex Anyolo, 30, was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after Njoro MP Charity Kathambi filed a report with the police after receiving threatening messages.
Anyolo 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.