ICT expert arrested after hacking school portals, diverting Ksh.300K to his account


ICT expert arrested after hacking school portals, diverting Ksh.300K to his account
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In Summary

  • 25-year-old Tobias Mnangala Sifuna, who has been serving as an ICT BOM teacher in various schools, was nabbed in Nyandarua where he had gone into hiding.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday arrested an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expert suspected to have hacked portals of various secondary schools in Meru County.

25-year-old Tobias Mnangala Sifuna, who has been serving as an ICT Board of Management (BOM) teacher in various schools, was nabbed in Nyandarua where he had gone into hiding.

According to detectives, the suspect manipulated the systems and fraudulently received over Ksh.300,000 in his account from parents who thought they were paying school fees.

A laptop and several sim cards were recovered from him during the operation.

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