Man conning Kenyans by claiming to be US agency boss arrested


Man conning Kenyans by claiming to be US agency boss arrested
29-year-old Cyber crime suspect Paul Mwangi Njihia. PHOTO| COURTESY

Police have arrested a 29-year-old cyber crime suspect who has been defrauding unsuspecting victims by purporting to be the General Manager, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Rift Valley region.

The suspect identified as Paul Mwangi Njihia was arrested by detectives attached to the Oversees Criminal Investigation Office in Nairobi.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Njihia, a former computer technology student at a local university, had created an online profile purporting to be the USAID General Manager, Rift Valley Region which he was allegedly using to obtain facilitation fees from members of the public.

“His Job seeking victims who were later issued with FAKE Gate Passes are reported to have sent a substantial amount as facilitation fees to a bank account linked to the suspect,” said the DCI in a statement

The suspect is set to be charged with obtaining money by false pretenses and personation.

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