Three more suspects involved in a fake job syndicate have been nabbed by offciers from the DCI.
They are part of a larger group that has conned innocent Kenyans millions of money.
The group has been luring desperate Kenyans while promising them jobs in various government parastatals including key government security agencies.
“Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the fake jobs syndicate, cracked by detectives two weeks ago. Hundreds of desperate jobseekers are believed to have lost over Sh200 Million in the scam, after being promised jobs in various government parastatals, including key government security agencies,” DCI posted on their twitter account.
Two of the suspects arrested today include Senior Sergeant Jackson Mureithi Manyara and Corporal Zachary Kimathi Cosmas, are prison officers believed to have been recruited by the main suspect Grace Nyamohanga.
Sergeant Mureithi had collected Sh19 million from 74 jobseekers, and Corporal Kimathi collected Sh5.7 million from 20 jobless Kenyans, totaling Sh24.7 million.
The third suspect Peter Ngere Githu based in Juja recruited 50 jobseekers and collected Sh16 million from them.
The three will be arraigned on Monday alongside Grace Nyamohanga and Masiaga Slyvester, for obtaining money by false pretenses, making documents without authority, altering false documents, and conspiracy to defraud among other charges.
Senior Sergeant Grace Nyamohanga, alias ‘Nasra’ surrendered herself to the Serious Crime detectives at DCI headquarters.
The sleuths suspected Nasra to be in charge of a wide syndicate that has swindled Kenyan’s hundreds of millions of shillings.
The spiraling effect of covid-19 pandemic has seen millions of Kenyans lose their jobs even as the economy struggles to cope.
The rate of unemployment in the country has forced most Kenyans to seek easy ways of getting employed which unfortunately has landed them into cons.
DCI now warns Kenyans against falling prey to the vicious syndicate.