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Kenyan Man Arrested for Using Dead Friend's Phone to Extort Money, Netizens React

After Victor Chege went missing, his friend Steve Jomo took his phone and started impersonating him.Jomo texted Chege's mother, pretending to be Victor, and started asking for money. He even joined the family's WhatsApp group.However, Chege was last week found dead, and Jomo is now in custody.

"There are three charges that he faces; one is impersonation, murder if he was in any way involved with Chege's murder," the family's lawyer Danstan Omari said.

They would discover the body of their late relative at the Kenyatta National Hospital Mortuary a few days later, on January 10, labelled as an unknown African male.According to reports, the deceased was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital KNH on December 1, 2022, as a referral from St Francis Community Hospital.

Detectives handling the case are looking for clues such as the deceased's phone, which police believe is in the possession of the main suspect.Officers will also communicate with hospitals where the deceased is said to have sought medical attention in order to determine the cause of death.

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