Suspect in espionage plan arrested in Taita Taveta

A 52-Yr-Old man has been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations suspected of cyber espionage. – By Gerald Gekara

Archibald Kalela Mwandawiro was raided by Special Security Unit (SSU) detectives at Milondo in Wundanyi-Taita Taveta County, who recovered devices used in the interception, access &transmission of messages to unauthorized recipients.

The sleuths also recovered; Two Global Systems for Mobile communications (GSM), one fitted with 512 simcards, Four Internet Routers, a GSM Skyline inserted with 64 Safaricom simcards, 25 modems, 83 Airtel simcards, 76 Safaricom simcards, An Electric Inverter, a HP laptop and mobile handset among others.

Archibald, who is a computer science expert is rumoured to have widely traveled and has been actively sending espionage materials to a country in the West.

He is in custody as further investigations continue.

According to Interpol, Cybercriminals are said to be raking advantage of the COVID-19 health crisis to attack computer networks and systems.