Police have been allowed to detain the main suspect in the circulation of a ‘fake’ sex tape of Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi.
This comes after Cybercrime investigating officer Bakhith Khaungu, attached to the DCI, requested the court for 14 days to collect evidence against Douglas Mbaya.
The officer told Kiambu senior resident magistrate Brian Khaemba the time will allow detectives to obtain a forensic report on from the Communications Authority of Kenya.
The police intend to travel to Wajir and Kakamega counties to arrest more suspects.
According to the police, Douglas Mbaya, who is also a blogger, was involved in the circulation of the video of Gedi in a compromising situation with an unidentified man.
Mbaya did not take a plea.
The suspect is expected to be arraigned in court on January 14 and charged with publishing obscene information in electronic form contrary to Section 84D of the Kenya Information and Communication Act Cap 411A.
Gedi dismissed the tape as fake.
Gedi was caught up in controversy in August after she was accused of bribing MPs to shoot down the sugar report.