Five police officers and a civilian were on Friday night arrested in Nairobi over claims of extortion and kidnap.
“The officers had held hostage a Chinese national and demanded Sh1 million from him before they could release him,” police said.
The officers and a taxi driver arrested the man from Makongeni area on a claim he did not have a valid work permit.
They are attached at the Railways and Makongeni police stations.
The suspects were arrested at Muthaiga after the victim’s family reported the matter to Thika police station.
They are being held at Thika awaiting arraignment in court.