Two Safaricom staff have been charged with attempting to extort Sh300 million from their employer.
The two; Simon Billy Kinuthia and Brian Njoroge Wamatu are accused of demanding the amount from the company by threats.
Appearing before Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, the two were charged with computer fraud and demanding money by threats.
The two are accused of illegally copying and transferring privileged information on a subscriber from the telco's database and sharing it with an unauthorized person.
Kinuthia and Njoroge are alleged to have unlawfully copied and transferred privileged Safaricom subscriber’s data information to an unauthorized person identified as Charles Njuguna Kimani between May 1st, 2019 and June 7th, 2019 at Safaricom headquarters in Westlands, Nairobi.
They later allegedly demanded Sh300 million from Safaricom with intent to steal.
The two pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released on a cash bail of Sh1 million each.
The case will be heard on July 6th, 2019.