Anthony Njenga Wanjiku arrested after public complaints that he sold non-existent electronics on Facebook


Anthony Njenga Wanjiku arrested after public complaints that he sold non-existent electronics on Facebook
Anthony Njenga Wanjiku. PHOTO | DCI

Anthony Njenga Wanjiku has been arrested by detectives following several complaints by members of the public.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations said the 45 year old runs a Facebook page and purported to sell electronic goods.

“…unsuspecting members of the public are lured to buy them but are blocked immediately after paying for the said items,” the DCI said on Twitter.

Three mobile phones, a HP laptop and 32 SIM cards registered under different ID numbers were recovered at his house in Highridge Estate, Nairobi.

He is to arraigned in court to face charges of obtaining money by false pretenses which is contrary to Section 313 of the Penal Code.

It states that: “Any person who by any false pretence, and with intent to defraud, obtains from any other person anything capable of being stolen, or induces any other person to deliver to any person anything capable of being stolen, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for three years.”

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