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UPDATE: Hacker in Sh4bn KRA fraud case to be held for 40 days

A Nairobi court on Tuesday allowed the prosecution’s request to have the computer guru charged last week with electronic fraud that allegedly resulted to Sh4billion loss at KRA to be detained for 40 days.

However, Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ruled that the 40 days are to be counted from the date Alex Mutungi Mutuku was arrested on March 7.

The court has also ordered that should the investigations be completed before April 17, when the 40 days will elapse, the suspect may be released on a cash bail of Sh1 million.

The magistrate pointed out that cyber crime is a serious offense worldwide and that there is no evidence presented so far that the accused has interfered with investigations in his earlier case.