Kenyans lose thousands in CS, PS & Senior Gov’t fraudsters – DCI.


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What you need to know:

  • DCI has warned Kenya on individuals operating fake social media account.

Detectives from DCI are cautioning members of the public to be wary of fraudsters operating pseudo social media accounts impersonating Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, and other senior government officials.

Through its Twitter post, DCI says the crooks who have opened multiple Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts have obtained thousands of shillings from unsuspecting Kenyans, who are duped into believing that the owners of the accounts will assist them secure financial assistance, jobs, among other favours.

In one such instance, DCI reports a man identified as Calvince Otieno Odhiambo, who has been impersonating the Cabinet Secretary for ICT Hon Eliud Owalo, is believed to have obtained thousands of shillings from unsuspecting members of the public, through a Facebook account bearing the names and image of the ICT C.S.

Odhiambo who has been reportedly promising business opportunities, employment and empowerment programs to hapless Kenyans was arrested in Rongo by detectives and five mobile phones believed to be used in the scheme recovered.

Detectives says they are pursuing other suspects who have opened accounts in the names of prominent Kenyans and senior government officials, and are using the accounts to obtain money from unsuspecting members of the public.

Kenyans are advised to be wary of such social media accounts and are cautioned not to send money to anyone in order to influence favours.