Cybercrime Suspect Claimed To Have Sent Information To A Foreign Country Nabbed in Taita Taveta

Special Service Unit (SSU) detectives on Sunday nabbed a suspected cyber spy at  Milondo in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta county.

According to DCI boss George Kinoti, Archibald Mwandawiro, was found in possession of devices used in the interception, access and transmission of messages to unauthorized recipients.


Acting on intelligence, the sleuths also recovered two global systems for Mobile communications (GSM), one fitted with 512 sim cards, four Internet Routers, a GSM Skyline inserted with 64 Safaricom sim cards.

At Mwandawiro’s home, police found 25 modems, 83 Airtel sim cards, 76 Safaricom simcards, an Electric Inverter, a HP laptop and mobile handset among others.

Kinoti also noted that the 52-year-old suspect is well traveled suspect and is a computer science expert from a local university.

He allegedly sends espionage materials to a country in the West.

Mwandawiro is in custody as further investigations continue.

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