Nuzrat Sharif arrested for allegedly selling non-existent ‘Simple Homes’
- A majority of the photos of the homes had been picked off the internet and did not exist anywhere in Kenya.
- Buyers had to pay five percent of the Ksh.7million cost upfront before they could see the home.
- None of the people who made their payments got to see the said houses.
Detectives in Lang’ata have arrested Nuzrat Sharif, the suspect believed to be the mastermind behind a real estate scam dubbed ‘Simple Homes’.
In a statement by the DCI, 31-year-old Nuzrat Sharif was arrested within Nyali in Mombasa County on Friday.
The suspect was arrested in connection with a company identified as Dinm Evitaerc limited that had offices in Parklands in 2019 and lured Kenyans into the housing scam.
Detectives claim Nuzrat Sharif tricked her mother Nurjahan Mohamed into open various companies.
They are Proop Tellub Ltd (Bullet Proop), Dinm Evitaerc Ltd (Creative Mind), Kehdok Saniwagra Igniwga (Agwingi Argawings Kodhek), Rkab Uba Nisay (Yasin Abubakr) and EOAH.
The DCI has made an appeal to members of the public who may have lost money in the scam to report at Lang’ata DCI offices.
The Simple Homes scandal which came to the fore in 2017 exposed how a company had reportedly pocketed millions by selling non-existent homes to Kenyans.
The company was selling the houses on the internet and employed a nifty, well-oiled public relations scheme that saw random people praise it on social platforms especially Facebook.
A majority of the photos of the homes had been picked off the internet and did not exist anywhere in Kenya.
Buyers had to pay five percent of the Ksh.7million cost upfront before they could see the home.
None of the people who made their payments got to see the said houses.
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