A prison warder, linked to a video where Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri was filmed in a compromising situation with an unidentified woman, has been arrested in Mwea on extortion claims.
The officer was arrested at a police station where he had gone to report an accident that happened on Wednesday night.
Kirinyaga County Commissioner Mohamed Birik said the suspect has been transferred to Thika Police Station for interrogation.
“A suspect has been arrested in Mwea over the said nude video. He has been handed over to the investigating team,” Mr Birik said.
Police sources said that the warder, who is attached to Ol Kalou Prison, lives in Mwea.
The suspect is alleged to be one of the men captured assaulting Mr Ndambiri in the video that has since gone viral.
On Wednesday, Mr Ndambiri, who reported the matter to Thika police, told the media that he was a victim of extortion.
The suspect was identified by an officer at the station before a scuffle ensued as he tried to escape.
The warder was reportedly wearing the same clothes he wore in the video.
Police are still pursuing more suspects linked to the video.