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President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga during a past event. Photo: Courtesy

Two officers risk jail for leaking Uhuru, Raila night CCTV footage

Two police officers who leaked CCTV footage detailing a Nairobi CBD night visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga where they inspected projects initiated by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services are set to be charged Wednesday, June 17.

The two officer are accused of unauthorized interception of computer data contrary to section 17 (1) of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act.

Local media K24 had earlier reported that, Patrick Rading Ambogo and Janet Magoma Ayonga were arrested on June 6 before they were released on bail.

“On 2nd day of June 2020, at around 2020 hours at Nairobi County within the Republic of Kenya jointly, jointly intentionally and without authorization intercepted a security CCTV footage capturing the Head of State’s entourage along Kenyatta avenue,” the charge sheet reads as quoted.

According to the act, the officers may be fined KES 20 million shillings, be jailed for 10 years or face both penalties.

In the video, Kenyatta was spotted alighting from a blue car which appeared to be a probox. The President was wearing a white shirt and a mask.

On the front passenger’s seat, Orange Democratic Movement leader Odinga alighted, wearing a green half jacket and a mask too.

The two were accompanied by heavily armed security personnel.

Kenyatta and Odinga took a walk along Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi and inspected the road projects initiated by NMS Director General Mohammed Badi.