Four suspected con men arrested over fake Sh65 million tender
Police have arrested four people who are suspected to be behind a conning scheme that has duped many Kenyans into parting with millions of shillings for government tenders.
The four were arrested on Saturday after presenting fake documents to a complainant whom they had promised to award a tender worth Sh65 million to construct an administration block for a school in Sultan Hamud.
The four have been identified as Zacharia Joel Owuor who resides in Komarock, Edward Mutuku Nzioka from Uthiru, Geroge Obeli Kasasi from Kayole and Moses Igatia Ikiugu from Uthiru.
#ConAlert: Have you ever been conned by these ?? men with a promise to award you a #tender? The good news is that they were arrested yesterday & the #DCI requests you to volunteer any information to the #SeriousCrimeUnit based at the @DCI_Kenya Headquarters.#CommunityPolicing. pic.twitter.com/tQrMy25aLa
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) August 25, 2018
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is now requesting anyone who has ever been conned by the said people to come forward.
Police added that the suspects will be arraigned in court on Monday and charged with obtaining money by false pretense.
On Wednesday police arrested two men on suspicion of conning members of the public and asked members of the public who have fallen victim to con men in the recent times to come forward and identify them.