KRA ‘hacker’ faces charge of trafficking Sh1.4m cocaine in Kibera

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Mr Calvin Otieno Ogalo, a former police officer, is a prime suspect in the KRA hacking case. PHOTO | FILEMr Calvin Otieno Ogalo, a former police officer, is a prime suspect in the KRA hacking case. PHOTO | FILE


By MAUREEN KAKAH

A prime suspect in the hacking case involving the taxman and the electoral commission also faces charges of trafficking in narcotics.

Mr Calvin Otieno Ogalo, a former police officer, has been accused of trafficking in 345.83 grammes of cocaine worth Sh1,383,320 in a Mercedes Benz car, KBM 949S.

The court was to rule on Thursday on Mr Ogalo’s bond plea but he was not presented in court by prison officers as required, causing the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Chief Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe to direct that he appears on Wednesday.

“The ruling on bond is therefore defered,” ruled Ms Nzibe.

Mr Ogalo is said to have committed the offence on March 7 at Cyton apartments in Kibera, Nairobi.

He had been charged at Milimani Law Courts with Mr Alex Mutungi Mutuku and nine others over hacking into KRA and IEBC a day before he was arraigned at the JKIA court.

On March 28, the 11 were accused of conspiring to commit a felony through stealing Sh3,985,663,858 from the taxman between March 1, 2015 and March 1 this year.

Mr Ogalo was also accused of being in possession of an AK-47 rifle with 24 rounds of ammunition without a certificate and procuring a Toyota Land Cruiser for himself from KRA.

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