DCI detectives have arrested a 29-year-old man for personating former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and stealing thousands from unsuspecting Kenyans.
“29-Yr-Old suspect who has been personating the former Governor of Nairobi Hon. Mike Mbuvi Sonko and obtained thousands of shillings from unsuspecting members of the public in an educational loan bluff has been arrested by detectives.” said DCI
The suspect Newton Paul Kengere was arrested following a police report filled by the former Governor after it was revealed that he had been duping parents that he was going to help them secure their children’s education.
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“Newton Paul Kengere was arrested in Kisii’s Riokindo Ward within Kenyenya sub-county, where the handset he has been using to send enticing messages to vulnerable targets and several simcards were also recovered.
Lodging his complaint at Capital Hill Police Station, Hon Sonko reported several Facebook accounts that were being operated by the suspect, who purported to be working with the Sonko Rescue Team and coordinating an initiative to help needy parents with school fees challenges.” said DCI
Kengere tricked his victims by requesting them to register for education loans by paying Ksh 1,000. They would then not receive any feedback in return forcing them to make a follow up only to be told that they should remain patient.