Five police officers in court over Sh1m extortion plot
Five policemen and a civilian were arraigned at a Thika court on Monday over an attempt to extort Sh1 million from a member of the public.
The policemen had demanded the money from a Kenyan man as condition to release a Chinese national who was in their custody.
Chief Magistrate Theresa Murigi denied a request by the five suspects to be released on bond
The magistrate ordered that the five be remanded until Wednesday when they will be again arraigned in court.
Separately, a police officer was charged with possession of ivory and using a pistol to threaten Kenya Wildlife Service officers from arresting him.