The High Court has ordered that Nation Media Group journalist and Sunday Nation editor Walter Menya who was arrested on Sunday be detained for a day to allow police officers to take fingerprints and phone details.
Menya was arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday morning where police asked for three more days to complete investigations into the bribery claims leveled against him.
Police also claimed they needed additional time to recover more materials on the story the editor wrote.
During the court session, the complainant and Menya's accuser was identified as Kiprotich Koros.
On Sunday, National Police Spokesman George Kinoti stated that Menya was arrested for demanding money from an unnamed politician on several occasions.
"He has been demanding money on several occasions to kill the alleged story. At different times, he has received Sh35,000 through Mpesa and today he was arrested receiving Sh20,000," Kinoti said in a statement.
The Nation Media Group, however, disclosed that he was arrested for writing a story that implicated civil servants active in Friends of Jubilee Foundation, an organization backing President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election bid in the Sunday nation.
In the court session, the State had sought to file a miscellaneous application against the journalist but his lawyers James Orengo and Apollo Mboya said they had not been served.
The magistrate ordered the State to serve the defence and return on Monday afternoon when the order to detain Menya was issued.