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Forensic officer at EACC charged with hacking

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CybercrimeA forensic investigator working for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday appeared before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo charged with unauthorised access to computer data in contravention of the Kenya Information and Communications Act of 2009.

Mr Weldon Kiptoo Rotich  allegedly committed on June 11 where he was spotted by other colleagues on the ground-floor offices of the commission at around 4 pm at the work station of a colleague assigned on international duties.

The prosecution’s case against the investigator states that on the material day while in the, he was spotted at around 4pm by his fellow staff members at a colleague’s workstation while he was out of the country on official duties.

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According to the Daily Nation he claimed that he had been “sent by the boss to retrieve some data for training” when he was asked why he was seated there.

It was established that he had logged into the site using Mr. John Kiilu’s profile using the administrator’s password, which he was not supposed to use and retrieved information using his flash disk.

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The screenshot of the monitor , hardcopy and flash disk are all in police custody for investigations.

The suspect was given a bond of Sh50,000 and the case will be mentioned on June 29 and  heard on July 14.

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