Alex Mutuku, 28, hogged news headlines in the country on Tuesday, March 21, when he was charged with hacking Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) computer systems and causing the loss of nearly Ksh4 billion.Mutuku, who is accused of fraudulently causing the loss of Ksh3.985 billion from the taxman after allegedly interfering with the institution’s computer systems over the course of one year beginning March, 2016 to March, 2017, is a profligate, who has no reservations in his spending, touring countries at will.
1. Alex Mutuku studied kathiani high school and later information technology(IT) in University of Nairobi from 2008- 2012. He scored first class honors
2. It is also alleged that the Alex Mutuku, alongside Stanley Kimeu Mutua, between August 2 and 5 2014, at the NIC Bank head office in Nairobi, stole Sh2.88 million belonging to the bank.
3. Alex Mutuku was charged by Safaricom in 2015 for manipulating Safaricom’s computer system and stealing electronic airtime but the case was later solved.
4.Information technology expert Alex Mutuku attempted suicide on 2015 June 16 after he reportedly discovered his chick was cheating on him.In his suicide note, which he published online, Mutuku revealed that he had been in a six-year relationship with Delvine, and they were even engaged before they broke up in March.
“Man I just felt like crap! I felt so disrespected. I have done everything for this girl…paid her school fees…applied jobs for her, even did the aptitude tests till she got one…bought her a car…gave here money (in millions), but she isn’t satisfied,” claimed Mutuku.
5 While you were struggling with January financial problems, Alex Mutuku did not feel the pinch. Here is what he posted on Facebook.
On February 1, he said: “Ati 60 days of Njaanuary? Hiyo ni wewe. Please February just be like Njaanuary. I am so loving 2017. Thank you God.”
Two weeks later, he traveled to Rwanda followed by Burundi.
“Rwanda is a wrap! Kigali was awesome. The view – breathtaking! I have never encountered such disciplined boda boda (operators),” he said before leaving for Burundi.
Three days later, he said: “Last day in Burundi.” Earlier on, he had posted a video in Bujumbura with a caption: “While you are busy sleeping, I am having a night swim in this neon lit pool. Amazing is the world.”
6.Mutuku was arrested in a multiagency security operation that was conducted within Nairobi after police received information that financial institutions, among others, were losing cash through suspicious electronic transactions.The court was told that several electronic gadgets including mobile phones, computers, hard drives, digital video recorders and servers were seized and forwarded to the cyber forensic laboratory for analysis.The prosecution, through lawyers Edward Okello and Kadebe, also told the court that a printout of data from seized items would fill two large rooms of 30ft by 40ft.