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Suspect behind disappearance of KSh45M from Kenyans’ bank accounts arrested

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  • Nelson Kipkemboi, 22, has been linked to an underground web of fraudsters accused of siphoning money from bank accounts belonging to unsuspecting Kenyans.

A suspect behind the disappearance of over KSh45 million from various bank accounts belonging to Kenyans is set to appear in court today (Monday, November 8).

Nelson Kipkemboi, 22, was arrested on Sunday afternoon by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in Mulot, Narok County.

Kipkemboi has been linked to an underground web of fraudsters who are accused of siphoning money from bank accounts belonging to unsuspecting Kenyans.

Mulot Fraudsters’ Syndicate

According to DCI, the suspect and his accomplices have been targeting bank accounts operated by “a leading financial institution in the country.”

The DCI reports that the fraudsters had skimmed funds from 481 customer notably through the mobile banking platforms.

“Kipkemoi shall be arraigned at Milimani law courts tomorrow morning (Monday, November 8), to answer to his crimes in accordance with the law,” says the DCI.

The investigative agency is calling upon anyone who may have any information that may assist detectives to arrest more suspects in relation to the crime to come report the same.

Mulot, a sleepy town in Kenya’s Rift Valley has gained notoriety as a hotbed for this mobile money fraudsters. The techno-savvy fraudsters, aged between 20 and 30, are locally known as “swappers.”

In October 2019, the largest swoop on the swappers netted seven of them. Over 200 SIM cards and several mobile phones were found in their possession.  

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