Four arrested for defrauding Kenyans using Margaret Kenyatta’s name


Four arrested for defrauding Kenyans using Margaret Kenyatta's name
four suspects accused of defrauding Kenyans millions of shillings through fictitious loan offers. PHOTO| DCI

Police on Friday arrested four suspects accused of defrauding Kenyans millions of shillings through a fictitious loan scheme.

Collins Kiptanui, 20, Joakim Kibet, 23, Dominic Kimutai, 21 and Brian Kiplagat, 19, are said to have created a website similar to Uwezo Fund and were using the name of the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to to lure their victims into sending Ksh.500 as an application fee for loan processing.

The four, who were arrested by detectives from the Serious Crime Unit on Friday afternoon, would allegedly con people by pretending the would offer Uwezo Fund loans.

Uwezo Fund launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta is a flagship programme for vision 2030 aimed at enabling women, youth and persons with disability access finances to promote businesses and enterprises at the constituency level.

The suspects remain in custody pending arraignment on Monday.

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