Suspected serial fraudster on the run after allegedly conning Kenyans over Ksh.7M
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are on the lookout for a man suspected of defrauding Kenyans more than Ksh.7 million while masquerading as a senior business investor.
Reynold Nelson Shikhule, a 27-year-old suspected serial con, hails from Mushiangubu in Kisa Central, Kakamega County.
According to the DCI report, Shikhule has been posing as a business guru and calls on ‘clients’ to invest in his organization where he boasts of being an established investor or a serious car dealer with connections globally.
The DCI further revealed that the suspect had several pending criminal cases in court which date back to 2018.
“Reynold defrauded a Microsoft East Africa Systems employee Ksh.5 million between August and October 2018 by falsely pretending to invest the money at an online forex trade that would earn the victim good monthly returns,” stated the DCI.
DCI explained that he was apprehended later in 2019, charged at a Kiambu court and slapped with Ksh.1 million bond, or an alternative cash bail of Ksh.500,000.
"The suspect made an application to settle the matter outside the court by returning the victim's money, but went ahead to issue two bad cheques to the victim in February 2020," said the DCI.
In his latest act that put him on the SCU radar, Shikhule allegedly swindled one of his customers Ksh.1.8 million who went forth to post on social media vowing to reward anyone with information about the man.
“My friend is offering a Ksh.50,000 reward for any information that can lead to the arrest of the man pictured hereunder. This man swindled him Ksh.1.8 million by pretending he'll import a car for him. I drafted the car importation agreement,” read a statement by one of his victims.
DCI has since implored anyone with information on the whereabouts of the man to contact the authorities.