Two men were on Wednesday arrested for personating DCI officers and summoning a member of parliament under false pretence.
Dennis Muturi Nyakundi and Victor Onsare were nabbed at a Nairobi hotel after sleuths laid a trap.
According to the DCI, the suspects called on the Kasipul MP Charles Ongondo. to show up at the DCI headquarters for questioning via social media.
“Two @DCI_Kenya Personation suspects; Dennis Muturi Nyakundi & Victor Onsare were today arrested at a Hotel in Nairobi after summoning a Member of Parliament through social media with a forged compelling Notice to present himself at DCI HQs for questioning on an undisclosed matter,” a tweet read.
The Legislator later received a call from a private number rescheduling his appearance at DCI offices to a later date, but required that they meet at the hotel for a talk.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) September 2, 2020
The legislator is said to have received a phone call rescheduling his appearance at DCI offices when he grew suspicious and reported the matter to DCI Parliament.
It is then that the suspects were lured into a trap and later nabbed.
“The Legislator later received a call from a private number rescheduling his appearance at DCI offices to a later date, but required that they meet at the hotel for a talk.
“On being suspicious of the inconsistent events, the MP reported to DCI Parliament where a trap was set and the two suspects nabbed,” DCI explained.
The duo is in custody and are being held for attempted extortion.