DCI Boss Kinoti Exposes Bank Staff on Fraud

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has exposed the chief perpetrators behind major fraud cases within banks, credit facilities and mobile telephony companies.

Speaking during a consultative forum involving the parties, Kinoti alerted the companies that fraud is orchestrated by members of staff.

He further urged the financial institutions to conduct thorough background checks of both their current and prospective employees.

The DCI director illustrated the case of a bank manager in Kisii, Mr Peter Sungu Nyakomitta, who was arrested in connection to the theft of Ksh25 Million.

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The manager was found to have been taking off the money from customers' fixed deposit accounts after an international reconciliation was conducted.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, the DCI director confirmed that Sungu had been arraigned in court over the fraud charges.

In an unrelated incident, a relations officer with one of the banks was also arrested after conning client's to the tune of Ksh1.5 Million.

Mr Abel Onyango is said to have used the SIM swap scam to conduct the con before he was nabbed by detectives.

Kinoti further conveyed a third example of a Mr Habil Onyango Owiti of Harambee Sacco Limited who stole Ksh1,783,392.

Habil, who was scheduled to arraigned in court on Monday, allegedly stole the money in small amounts from the Sacco's volt.

The funds had been allocated for use by Sacco delegates and to cater for miscellaneous expenditure.

DCI investigators also nabbed four employees of the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) who were linked to a Ksh72 Million theft.

The four created 37 fake companies and registered them with KCB and through falsified point of sale cards, approved payments amounting to Ksh72,619,951.83.

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