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IT Graduates Start Website Similar to Apex Steel Limited With Intent of Obtaining Money

Incidents where Kenyans have lost millions of shillings to cyber crimes have been on the rise in the recent past with the government urging Kenyans to always be on the lookout for such scams and to not fall victim to them.

However, sometimes, the scams are very elaborate and people end up losing millions of shillings unsure of what they will do as the legal process sometimes is not something many people opt for.

This evening, according to the Daily Nation Newspaper, two IT Graduates from a local university are behind bars after they created a website similar to that of Apex Steel with a view of obtaining money from unsuspecting Kenyans.

The two graduates started the website and branded it exactly like the others and their intent was to obtain money from Kenyans who did not know who they were dealing with when buying steel from the company.

They were attained before a Milimani Law Courts magistrate where they pleaded guilty to the offence of creating the website with a view to extort Kenyans by obtaining money by false pretence.

They were released on a 100,000 Kenya shillings bond each and ordered to appear before the court on June 3rd for their hearing on the case.

The two, namely, George Omondi Auch and Christopher Okite will face a sentence not exceeding two years or pay a fine to the tune of 200,000 shillings each or both sentences as per the law.

Picture courtesy. The arrested two graduates who created the website.

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