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Edgar Obare and Ms Desy Oduor Achieng. FILE

Arguable Kisumu blogger Edgar Obare detained on Thursday evening (March 4) for trying to get Ksh10 million from a male Kenyan governor whom he falsely implicated in impregnating his friend.

“Detectives from the Cybercrime unit have revealed criminals network involving young ladies recruited by Edgar Obare to hunt prominent personalities in political, business and religious circles for monetary exploitation,” the DCI said on Twitter Thursday night while publishing Obare’s arrest.

The DCI says the women, after being seduced by Obare, are “coached on how to capture the victims into their traps, then extort unthinkable sums of money from them.”

The DCI allege that lately, a woman by the name of Ms Desy Oduor Achieng, who has also been arrested, attempted to extort Ksh10 million from the Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, whom she falsely accused of impregnating her.

Achieng, a resident of Nyali, Mombasa, had been coached by Obare on how to go about the extortion, the DCI said.

“She had been coached on how to pursue the prominent governor with the hope of extorting Ksh10 million from him. Obare had shared the governor’s number with her, and instructed her to tell him that she was pregnant with his child and that she would tell the whole world about their little secret,” the DCI tweeted.

On his Insta stories, Edgar Obare has been posting the Governor with the alleged woman.

“When the governor did not respond, she was instructed to threaten him that she would share photos that they had allegedly taken in endangering situations but the governor did not respond.

“Dejected that their plan wasn’t working, Edgar took to his social media pages -Insta stories - accusing the governor of impregnating a lady and declining to take responsibility. The probably pregnant lady wasn’t aware that, all along, Edgar was taking screenshots of their conversations and her photos.”

Achieng, who “feared Obare’s actions could harm her image” had gone to report the blogger in Nyali, Mombasa when she was arrested on Thursday evening. Obare, who was in Nairobi, was also arrested shortly thereafter.

“Further, the lady has said she has never met the governor, adding that she had only been hired by Edgar, to extract money from the governor,” said the DCI.

A medical examination on Achieng showed she is not pregnant, as had earlier been claimed by herself and Obare.

The two suspects will on Friday, March 5 be charged with publishing false information, contrary to Section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act, 2018.

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