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Man posing as Safaricom engineer arrested for ‘stealing’ KSh2 million telecommunication equipment

In Summary

  • The man reportedly posed as a Safaricom engineer to gain access into the transmitter station.
  • The guard manning the facility, however, grew suspicious and alerted the police.

A man was on Sunday arrested in Murang’a County for allegedly vandalising Safaricom’s telecommunication equipment worth KSh2 million.

Lenny Ng’ang’a reportedly convinced a guard manning a transmitter station in Murang’a that he was a Safaricom engineer on a maintenance mission, to gain access.

“After a while, the guard became suspicious of the man’s activities and alerted police officers who immediately rushed to the scene,” says the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Ng’ang’a, however, managed to escape by jumping into his vehicle and speeding off, prompting a chase by the police officers.

The suspect’s getaway car, a new Suzuki Alto KDB 522P, sped towards Saba Saba area, as the police Landcruiser followed it.

“After a few kilometers past Saba Saba, the resilient all-terrain police machine caught up with the suspect, forcing him to pull over in surrender,” the DCI adds.

A further search into the car led to the discovery of other telecommunication gadgets suspected to have been vandalised elsewhere. The vehicle was impounded.

A further search into the car led to the discovery of other telecommunication gadgets suspected to have been vandalised elsewhere. The vehicle was impounded.

The suspect will be arraigned tomorrow (Monday, October 18).

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