DCI arrests 7 M-Pesa fraud suspects in Kabete


DCI arrests 7 M-Pesa fraud suspects in Kabete
Sim cards, numerous mobile phones and several agent registration registers nabbed in Kabete, Kiambu County. PHOTO| COURTESY

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday arrested seven suspects involved in mobile money fraud.

The seven were nabbed at two separate houses in Kabete, Kiambu County where over 200 sim cards, numerous mobile phones and several agent registration registers were seized.

The seven were identified as Victor Rono aged 23, Mercy Chepkirui (21), Nicholas Kipkurui (25), Wesley Kiprono (28), Robert Kibet (23), Faith Chepkorir (23) and Felix Tanui (24).

According to the DCI, the suspects have been conning unsuspecting individuals through “M-Shwari withdrawals, fake M-Pesa reversal claims and M-Pesa con SMS.”

The suspects were detained pending arraignment.

Last Sunday, five suspected fraudsters were arrested  in Juja Town and Gwa Kairu area in Kiambu County with over 40,000 sim cards, several mobile phones and three laptops.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects were also nabbed with a list of names and ID numbers.

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