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Eight arrested for defrauding more than 300 Kenyans in Kuwait job scam


Detectives in Nairobi on Tuesday arrested eight people who are suspected to have conned hundreds of victims with the promise of greener pastures in Kuwait, Middle East.

The suspects were arrested at 680 and Clarrion Hotels in Nairobi by Detectives from Central Police Station.

Franline Otieno, Kevin Olondi, Stella Cheruto, Joseph Gikonyo, Catherine Ngendoi, Habiba Shafi, Aisha Mohamed and Mary Ogola are believed to have taken in millions of shillings from the unsuspecting job seekers.

“Over 300 victims who have been defrauded up to Sh130,000 each allegedly to cater for logistics, training and transport to Kuwait were waiting in vain for their journey to mature,” said DCI on Twitter.

SUSPECT AT LARGE

A female suspect, who is believes is based at National Youth Services (NYS) headquarters, is at large is at large but police suspect she is the one who has been receiving the money.

“A suspect at large, allegedly from NYS HQs has been receiving the money estimated to be in the range of millions, with the promise that the group would be transported to NYS HQs before exit to JKIA,” it said.

DCI added that interrogation of the eight suspects in custody is ongoing and they will soon be arraigned in court.