The man who “blew the whistle” on the ‘Covid millionaires’ expose, which aired on NTV has been taken to court for kidnapping. 

Godwins Otieno Agutu was arraigned after the court rejected a bid by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to hold him and two others for five days to conclude their probe.

The court instead permitted the DCI to keep in custody Agutu, Alex Mutua Mutuku and Ken Kimathi for only one day.

The three were apprehended at the Network Action Against Corruption offices on Tuesday, after they allegedly took a bribe of Sh0.5 million from director of Hi-tech Enterprise, Vijay Patel.

DCI told the court the three and three others who have since gone into hiding arrived at Patel’s shop in two cars on Sunday.

The trio allegedly posed as officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

According to police, they reportedly accused Patel of evading tax and kidnapped him after their bid to get a Sh2 million bribe from him flopped.