Fake EACC officer in court for attempting to extort Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka

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On Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 10:19 | < 1 min read
Fake EACC official Victor Mayanja. PHOTO/NANCY GITONGA

A fake EACC officer has been charged before Milimani Anti-Corruption Court with attempting to extort ksh100,000 from Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka.

Victor Mayanja alias Joseph Kinuthia appeared before Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi where he denied three corruption charges of impersonating as an investigator and attempting to extort by threats.

The prosecution alleged that the accused person on March 15, 2014, within the republic of Kenya represented himself to Lusaka as an investigator working with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

In the second count, Mayanja is accused that on March 20, 2014 at Sarova Panafric Hotel within Nairobi county represent himself to Haron Keitany as an investigator with EACC.

He faced a third count that on March 15, 2014, within the Republic of Kenya, with intent to extort ksh100,000 from Lusaka threatened to accuse the speaker of corruption.

After denying the charges the prosecution informed the court that they intend to oppose the release of the accused on bail pending the hearing of the case.

The state sought 14 days to file a formal application listing the ground they intend to oppose his release on bail.

The accused person’s lawyer however did not oppose the request by the prosecution.

However, the magistrate granted the prosecution seven days to file their affidavit and serve the same to the defence.

Mugambi directed the accused, who was arrested at Panafric Hotel over the weekend where he went to collect the money from Lusaka, to be remanded at Industrial Area Remand Prison until September 6, 2021, for bail hearing.

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