COVID millionaires whistleblower Godwins Agutu among 3 arrested for soliciting Ksh.2M bribe

COVID millionaires whistleblower Godwins Agutu among 3 arrested for soliciting Ksh.2M bribe
Godwins Agutu. Photo: Courtesy

COVID millionaires tattletale Godwins Agutu is among three suspects arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers for soliciting a Ksh.2M bribe.

The three suspects; Godwins Otieno Agutu, Alex Mutua Mutuku and Ken Gichovi Kimathi reportedly abducted the Director of Hi-tech Enterprise while claiming to be a multi-agency team from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and KRA.

The trio then demanded a Ksh.2M bribe to reportedly kill an alleged tax evasion case involving a victim who is already in police custody.

The suspects used two Toyota Prados Reg. Nos. GKB 070B and KCY 280Q, to storm the victim’s office on September 26 where they picked his laptop and left.

The suspects appeared again on September 29 and demanded the Ksh. 2M bribe; reports say when the victim was unable to raise the amount, they forced him into the GKB vehicle and drove off to Lutheran House along Nyerere road.

The victim was then forced to contact his family members to get the amount but only managed to raise Ksh.500,000.

The suspects then escorted him to his house in Westlands where they took the cash.

Detectives say they nabbed the three at Lutheran House and established that the GKB 070B belongs to a Range Rover Discovery attached to the Judiciary.

Upon interrogations, Godwins Agutu said he runs Network Action Against Corruption (NAAC), an NGO.

He also fingered three other suspects; Houdouvia Njoroge, Harrison Ochar and Brian Kimemia.

He claimed the three are officers from KRA.

The suspects were arraigned on Wednesday, with a Nairobi court granting detectives a day to finish the investigations.

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