A computer science expert Kenyan was arrested by police who claimed he a spy for a western nation.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti said Archibald Mwandawiro, 52, was arrested in Milondo in Wundanyi, “sends espionage materials to a country in the West”.

Kinoti did not name the country but noted that investigations had established Mwandawiro is a computer science expert from a local university.

Mwandawiro was found with telecommunications gadgets similar to those found with foreigners at a house in Nairobi in 2014.

Items Recovered

The suspect was found with electronic devices used to intercept communication, access and transmit messages to unauthorised persons.

He was also found with multiple GSM gateways inserted with hundreds of Sim cards, four internet routers, an electric inverter, 83 Airtel Sim cards, 76 Safaricom Sim cards, 25 modems, an HP laptop, a Huawei mobile phone and a phone charging hub, among other items.

DCI Kinoti said the widely travelled suspect held at Wundanyi police cells would be charged with cyber espionage.