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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi released on free bond

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The blogger took to twitter to announce that he was freed on Tuesday after his lawyer Cliff Ombetta claimed that the sting operation that led to his arrest was set up by Nurdin Tinta Akasha.

“I was finally released on a free bond yesterday after my lawyer @OmbetaC protested the sting operation that was led by one of Akasha brothers son aimed at planting money and media on the scene in order the set me up,” he said.

Nyakundi further dismissed report by a local daily that he opted for an out of court settlement, stating that news circulating are being controlled by the Akasha brother.

Let me confirm that I have not made any deal for out of court settlement as reported by standard, don’t believe the media says. Everything @DCI_Kenya and media are reporting is controlled by Tinta Akasha, the lead investigator in the sting operation.” He added.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has confirmed that the blogger will appear in court on Friday together with his co-accused Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era to answer to charges of extortion.

Nyakundi was arrested on Monday alongside Nyamweya for allegedly collecting Ksh1million bribe from Victoria Bank executives as a down payment of 17.5million as a precondition for pilling down a libelous post owned by the two.

 “Detectives based at Gigiri have toady fternoon arrested two suspects namely Cyprian Andama Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era after successful investigations touching on extortion, blackmail and false accusations,” DCI tweeted.

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