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Two Men Arrested For Crushing Padlocks and Selling Them as Gold

After two individuals were detained with smashed padlocks disguised as gold, the get-rich-quick schemes of a portion of Kenyans appear to have gone a level higher.

After presenting a gold investor dust from smashed padlocks, Rogers Kipkogei and Collins Chavera, masquerading as emissaries of a Congo-based gold baron, got nearly Sh1 million.

The tricked victim put the money into various Mpesa accounts provided by the perpetrators.

Hundreds of SIM cards from local mobile telecommunications networks, as well as stolen Kenyan identification cards, were found at the suspects' hideout in Uthiru, Kiambu county, in what detectives consider to be a well-coordinated gang.

The suspects, according to detectives, utilize personal information from identification documents to register SIM cards that are used to steal money from Kenyans through mobile money transfers.

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