Kenyan Scams Thousands of Rwandese in Shady Conference

  • Attendees of the money wealth and business conference in Kigali. June 25, 2019 Twitter
  • Thousands of youth from Rwanda were left counting their losses following a botched conference meant to help them generate wealth.

    The event was dubbed the 'Money Wealth and Business Conference', scheduled to be held on June 25, 2019, with Charles Kinuthia penned down as the main speaker.

    The conference hall, that was packed well over its capacity, erupted into chaos once the attendees realized that no high profile speaker was set to appear and that there would be no monetary gifts as earlier advertised.
     

    Wealth Conference Kigali conference poster

    The self-proclaimed social entrepreneur and investor was caught in a storm at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kimihurura Roundabout, Kigali.

    Individuals interviewed at the centre confessed to having sold some of the personal property in order to make it where they believed they would each receive at least Ksh 20,000 as per the communication they claim to have received.

    “I sold my harvest and borrowed some from my neighbours, promising them I would come back rich. What am I going to tell them?” Mimi Uwihayimana remarked.

    Once one completed the necessary transaction in order to confirm attendance, he/she then received the message highlighted below:

    EVENT DETAILS
     Date
    June 25th, 2019
    Location
    Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kimihurura Roundabout, Kigali
    Time
    The event will start at 9:00 am, and registration will begin at 7:00 am.
    This is a full day event.
    All attendees who stay for the entire event will receive a $197 VALUE BONUS
    We look forward to seeing you there,
    Regards,
    Wealth Fitness Team.

    "I want people to understand that thieves aren't the only ones who pick on pockets. You made people waste their time and lose money, didn't know that you ain't honest," a user named Hope_films posted.

    There were numerous other comments that have interestingly been deleted from the wealth fitness official Instagram page, with their facebook page also found missing.

    "Someone is here lying to the world. Conman! Folks be careful not to follow this kind of fool. You caused chaos in Kigali but you will pay back some day," niwe_na posted.

    A screenshot of some of the comments posted after Kigali wealth conference June 25, 2019

    Local police made their way to the scene and asked all in attendance to record their official statements at the Remera Police station, with Rwanda's Youth Minister, Rosemary Mbabazi, later affirming that all those who had paid their money would get a refund.

    Wealth fitness event planners present at the conference were taken into custody by the police, however, they maintained that attendees were not scheduled to be given cash.

    Instead, a series of exercises would be done and the final number of attendees would benefit from a host of knowledge and goodies like food worth that amount of Ksh 20,000.

    Here's a short video from the Kigali Money Wealth and Business Conference as well as a few more screenshots of deleted comments.

    A screenshot of some of the comments posted after Kigali wealth conference June 25, 2019
    A screenshot of some of the comments posted after Kigali wealth conference June 25, 2019