Incidents where senior Government Officers have been impersonated and unsuspecting Kenyans duped and scammed millions of shillings have been on the rise in the recent past.
Picture courtesy. The man who has been arrested in Rongo for impersonating the CS of ICT Eliud Owalo.
A few days ago, a man was arrested for impersonating the Deputy President of Kenya, Rigathi Gachagua and obtaining thousands of shillings from unsuspecting Kenyans.
The man is a well known musician who hails from President William Ruto's backyard of Sugoi in Uasin Gishu County as per the reports that we have with us this night.
This evening, according to the available reliable reports that we have with us from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, another culprit has been taken into custody over the impersonation of Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo.
Calvince Otieno Odhiambo, is said to have been impersonating the Cabinet Secretary for ICT Dr. Eliud Owalo, and is believed to have obtained hundreds of thousands of shillings from unsuspecting members of the public.
All this has been achieved through a Facebook account that was bearing the names as well as the official image of the ICT C.S Dr. Eliud Owalo.
Odhiambo is said to have been promising business opportunities, employment as well as empowerment programs to unsuspecting Kenyans.
He was arrested in Rongo that is found in Homabay County by DCI detectives and five mobile phones that are believed to be used in the scheme recovered.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has cautioned Kenyans to be careful against such social media accounts where they could lose millions of shillings.
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Picture courtesy. Image of the account on Facebook.
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