Kenyan police arrested 77 Chinese nationals near the U.S. Embassy and U.N. headquarters in Nairobi since Sunday. The group was found with equipment with the capability of hacking into government servers.
Local authorities only discovered the technology when some of the equipment started a fire in a house the individuals were renting.
“We have roped in experts to tell us if they were committing crimes of espionage,” said Ndegwa Muhoro, the head of criminal investigations for Kenya’s police, The Associated Press reported Thursday. “These people seem to have been brought here specifically for a mission which we are investigating.”
The arrests of the Chinese nationals came in two waves; 37 individuals were arrested on Sunday and 40 were arrested on Wednesday, AP reported.
Many of the suspects do not have any identification and cannot speak English.
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