4 Arrested Over Sh65 Million Fake Tender

  • Four alleged conmen were arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in connection with a fake Sh65 million tender.

    The men are accused of promising to award a tender to the victim for construction of an administration block for a school in Sultan Hamud.

    Those whose profiles were shared by the DCI include Zacharia Joel Owuor (Komarock), Edward Mutuku (Uthiru), George Kasasi (Kayole) and Moses Ikiungu (Ruai).

    They allegedly con unsuspecting Kenyans by convincing them that they are in a position to guarantee them tenders, especially for schools and state agencies.

    The targets are taken through various processes and documents as the conmen work to win their trust.

    Once the victim parts with an agreed amount of money, however, the men immediately go missing.

    DCI asked the public to volunteer any information on the men and their activities to the Serious Crimes Unit.

    "The good news is that they were arrested and the DCI requests you to volunteer any information to the Serious Crime Unit based at their Headquarters," they tweeted.

    They are to be arraigned in court on Monday where they will be charged with obtaining money by false pretenses.

    DCI Chief George Kinoti had earlier this week warned Kenyans to be on the look-out for two men believed to be fraudsters.

    Mahamed Abdullahi Maalim and Mohamed Ali Said, believed to reside in Eastleigh estate, are also accused of obtaining money by false pretenses.