77 Chinese held in cyber bust

This picture taken on December 3, 2014 shows one of the houses in Runda where Chinese nationals suspected of engaging in cybercrime were living. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA |

What you need to know:

  • The Chinese were discovered after a fire broke out in the rented house, killing one of them. Police had gone to the house to investigate the incident when they found the group hurdled in a room that had “sophisticated” communication gadgets.
  • The Chinese ambassador to Kenya has been summoned to the Foreign Affairs ministry to explain how his nationals were running such a huge centre.
  • ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, his Foreign Affairs counterpart Amina Mohamed and DCI Director Ndegwa Muhoro visited the house Wednesday. They said the discovery of the equipment was a breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime.

A cyber-command centre capable of disrupting communication systems in the country has been found in a Nairobi estate.


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