A video editor from Tuko News, Douglas Baya was arrested on Thursday evening for allegedly being behind Wajir Woman Representative, Fatma Gedi’s explicit fake sex tape.
Mr Baya is reported to have allegedly received KSh2 million in order to edit the fake video that exposed Ms Gedi.
The video was trending for a couple of weeks on social media despite being refuted as fake.
Douglas Baya appeared before Kiambu Senior Resident Magistrate Brian Khaemba but he did not take a plea.
Cybercrime investigating officer Bakhith Khaungu requested for 14 days to allow them obtain a forensic report on cyber report from the communication authority of Kenya.
The suspect will be held for 14 days in police custody as investigations continue.
Officer Khaungu said that they intend to arrest more suspects linked to the case, from Wajir and Kakamega.
The case will be heard on January 14, next year.