By Raphael Situma
A man believed to be part of a wider syndicate that has been scamming kenyans their earned money through mobile transactions has been arrested.
According to the dci, the suspect was arrested with a gunny bag full of sim cards belonging to the three major communication companies; safaricom, airtel and telcom.
His arrest follows a joint operation led by DCI detectives from the crime research and intelligence bureau and investigators from safaricom after he allegedly conned an m-pesa agent an amount of money yet to be specified.
“The fraudster masquerading as an m-pesa customer care attendant called an agent and lured her into dialling some unspecified codes before the agent realized she had lost cash from her account,” the DCI stated.
Besides, the suspect is said to have hacked the independent electoral and boundaries commission [IEBC] database and fished out personal details of about 61,617 voters from a county in the western kenya region.
DCI detectives and investigators found him with containing the names of registered voters, id numbers and date of birth, the details are crucial when one seeks to register or swap a communication line, the suspect is believed to have previously worked for one of kenya’s mobile networks.