Kenyan police launch manhunt for individuals sending nude photos to MPs
The team was on Tuesday faulted by a parliamentary committee for inaction on cyberbullying
This comes a week after the legislators complained of cyberbullying by mysterious people adding that they had been receiving unsolicited messages including nude pictures.
DCI boss George Kinoti, while appearing before the Committee on Administration and National Security on Tuesday, vowed to arrest the individuals "in 24 hours."
He however appealed to the team to protect his officers citing "powerful individuals" behind the scam.
“Have confidence in us. We have the capacity to deal with these matters. Some of the sponsors behind the crimes are among us. We will act, that’s what I’m promising,” he said.
Safaricom official Joseph Ogutu said the firm will cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing investigations.
The committee pointed an accusing finger at Kinoti's team for not dealing with cyberbulling arguing that the con artists are creating fake accounts on social media using the identities of legislators.
"The work you are doing is not sufficient, DCI colludes with criminals,” Sirisia MP and committee vice-chairperson John Waluke said.
Kinoti however said that the DCI has set up a state-of-the-art laboratory that will help deal with such matters promptly.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: