Kenyans Conned Using DP Ruto's Name in New Scam

  • Local administrators and MCAs in Nyeri County on Wednesday, November 20, warned residents not to fall for the latest scam that has seen a handful of people lose money to scammers using Deputy President William Ruto's name. 

    The locals were swindled by the scammers who claimed to have been planning a delegation to visit the DP in his Karen home on Saturday, November 23.

    K24 Digital reported that Chinga Ward, Othaya Sub-county, MCA Kiruga Thuku claimed that the conmen were asking unsuspecting locals to pay between Ksh1,000 and Ksh2,000 to facilitate their travel to the DP Ruto’s official residence in Karen, Nairobi.

    Chinga Ward, MCA Kiruga Thuku (in purple tie) shares a light moment with DP Ruto and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah in red ties on July 2

    “The conmen are going around claiming they are compiling a list of individuals to visit the DP and I am told they are asking people to pay Ksh2,000 and others Ksh1, 000 for fare,” Thuku told reporters.

    The legislator stated that a few locals had already fallen prey to the scam in Mathira and Kieni sub-counties.

    “Everyone should be advised not to fall prey to this con game,” cautioned the MCA, adding that no one ever gets charged for visiting the DP as he was a public servant.

    He further claimed that he was in contact with the Ruto's office and they had confirmed to him that no such visit was in the books on Saturday or any time soon.

    Earlier on April 17, a woman was arrested after she duped a primary school teacher in Makueni County, that the DP would be visiting to preside over a project on April 7.

    Jane Nduku Makau reportedly tricked Philip Musyoki Kiema to believe that she was an insider with the DP.

    She was arraigned in court and charged with giving false information to a primary school headteacher where she pleaded not guilty and was released a Ksh50,000 bond with an alternative of Ksh30,000 cash bail but was remanded after she failed to raise either of the two.

    Jane Nduku Makau who was charged with giving false information on April 16, 2019.