DCI Issues Warning to Certificate of Good Conduct Applicants

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Monday issued a warning over fake certificates of good conduct.

This is after detectives arrested a cybercafe attendant who was found making fake Police Clearance Certificates.

"The DCI Director George Kinoti takes this opportunity to warn members of the public who engage in such criminal activities," a statement from the DCI read.

The suspect identified as Michael Olang Ayoma is currently in lawful custody and is set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

Olang will face charges of making documents without Authority which according to section 349 of the Penal Code is liable for a penalty of three years.

"The DCI also requests potential employers to always confirm with us in case of doubt," the statement concludes.

Cases of cybercrime in the country have been on the rise in the recent past, and for instance, in mid-July police arrested Maurice Musoti and Rian Obaga Nyagaka - a fourth-year JKUAT student of BSc Electronic Engineering.

The two were believed to be behind a SIM card fraud that has ripped off Kenyans millions of shillings in prank calls.

The detectives recovered an Apple laptop; 2,160 unused SIM cards, 44 used SIM cards, and five Agent Till numbers.

On August 8, detectives from the DCI uncovered one of the advanced bases from which SIM swap fraudsters have been operating.

During the raid, the police arrested four suspects and seized 240 iPhones, 150 MI phones, 30,000 SIM Cards and 2 laptops used in the fraud.

Again on August 13, detectives arrested 7 conmen using Deputy President William Ruto’s name to defraud Kenyans who were operating from a house in Loresho Estate believed to be owned by a Rift Valley politician.

Over 700 laptops and three government vehicles attached to Ruto’s convoy were recovered in the operation.

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