Machakos: Man arrested for conning couple Ksh.11 million

Machakos: Man arrested for conning couple Ksh.11 million

  • The suspect allegedly swindled Ksh. 11 million cash from a retired couple with a promise of investment.
  • Detectives had been trailing the suspect before they finally apprehended him in Nairobi.

Directorate of Criminal Investigation(DCI) detectives on Wednesday nabbed a suspected cybercriminal who is alleged to have conned a married couple Ksh. 11 million.

Confirming the incident, Machakos DCIO Rhoda Kanyi said the suspect allegedly swindled Ksh. 11 million cash from a retired couple with a promise of investment.

“A couple who had retired from government service had recorded a statement indicating that they had been defrauded in the name of investment,” Kanyi said.

The police boss said detectives had been trailing the suspect before they finally apprehended him in Nairobi.

The suspect was then taken to Machakos Police Station where he was locked up awaiting arraignment.

Detectives have since launched an investigation to identify a gang believed to be part of the crime syndicate.