Maina Njenga, a prominent Kenyan businessman and philanthropist, was arrested today by police and taken to an undisclosed location.
The arrest comes amid a widening corruption investigation into Njenga’s business dealings.
Njenga’s lawyer, John Mututho, confirmed the arrest and said that his client was being held on suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion.
Mututho said that he had not been given any details about the charges against Njenga and that he had been denied access to his client.
The arrest of Njenga is a major development in the corruption investigation, which has been ongoing for several months.
Njenga is one of several high-profile figures implicated in the probe, which has focused on allegations of bribery and embezzlement in the government procurement process.
Njenga is a well-known figure in Kenya, and his arrest has sent shockwaves through the business community.
He is the founder and chairman of several companies, including the Njenga Group, a diversified conglomerate interested in real estate, construction, and manufacturing.
He is also the chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, a leading lobby group for the private sector.
The arrest of Njenga is a sign that the corruption investigation is widening and that no one is immune from scrutiny.
It remains to be seen what charges will be brought against Njenga, but his arrest is a significant development in the case.