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52-year-old Wundanyi man arrested for cyber espionage

Police have arrested one Archibald Kalela Mwandawiro in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta for suspected cyber espionage.

According to DCI they intercepted devices used by the 52-year-old suspect to intercept, access and transmission of messages to unauthorized people.

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“52-Yr-Old Archibald Kalela Mwandawiro; a suspect of Cyber Espionage was today arrested by DCI Kenya SSU detectives at Milondo in Wundanyi-Taita Taveta County, where devices used in the interception, access &transmission of messages to unauthorized recipients were also recovered.

Acting on intelligence, detectives raided the suspect’s house where on conducting a thorough search therein found; >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.” Said DCI.

The detectives further confirmed that the suspect is a computer expert from a local university and has been using the information received to send to a country in the west.

“It has since been established that the widely traveled suspect is a computer science expert from a local university, who sends espionage materials to a country in the West. He is in custody as further investigations continue.” Said DCI

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