A police officer and two journalists are among six suspects who have been arrested in Nakuru for allegedly attempting to extort money from a businessman.

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Nakuru West sub-county Police Commander Patrick Olonyi who confirmed the arrest said a county askari, a hospital cleaner and an official from the Department of Registrar of Person have also been arrested.

Olonyi said the six suspects allegedly attempted to extort Sh200,000 from a businessman who owns a quarry.

The suspects had arrived at the quarry which is being operated by Asians and claimed that the Asian workers at the quarry lacked proper documentation.

The six who were using a vehicle belonging to the police officer claimed that the workers did not legal documents to work in the country.

The suspects who claimed to be officers from the Immigration Department allegedly tried to extort Sh200,000 from the businessman following the claims of lack of legal documents.

Olonyi said the businessman then informed the police who arrived at the scene and managed to arrest the six suspects.

“We were alerted by the businessman, who said the suspects had identified themselves as officers from the Immigration Department,” said Olonyi as quoted by standardmedia.co.ke.

The police commander said they are investigating the incident and also if the foreigners have proper documentation.