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4 arrested in Kasarani for allegedly conning a foreigner Sh29M in fake gold scam


DCI detectives from the Special Service Unit (SSU) have arrested four suspects in Kasarani, Nairobi County, for obtaining money by false pretense.

The four suspects who have been identified as Eric Otieno, Antony Achieng, George Kinuthia Mbugua and Arthur Caleb Otieno are accused of obtaining Sh29 million from an unsuspecting victim, on the pretext that they would sell him gold.

According to DCI, on diverse dates between 1st April 2019 to 28th February 2020 the four approached a foreign national. They pretended to be DCI officers who were on a mission to sell him gold on behalf of a senior DCI officer.

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“The suspects continued demanding more money from the same victim up to the time of their arrest,” tweeted the DCI.

The four are in police custody awaiting to be arraigned on Monday.

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