Conmen posing as President Uhuru Kenyatta have defrauded a Nairobi businessman Sh80 million after they promised to award his company state tenders.
The seven, who are reported to have mastered the art of imitating President Kenyatta’s voice, were arrested over the weekend by detectives from the DCI Special Crime Prevention Unit.
The office of the DCI believes that the mean are part of a cartel that conned officials from Sameer Group of Companies.
Investigators revealed that the conmen, operate as State House officials.
The star reported that their schemes are well choreographed as the ‘fake President’ , tells businessmen of major government works which he asks them to pursue.
Then, the ‘fake Uhuru Kenyatta’, asks the victim to provide some money for logistical support.
After striking a deal, the men promise to send officers from the Interior ministry to the victim’s office to collect the cash.
On the agreed date, men dressed in high-end suits arrive to collect the money before disappearing into thin air.
The local daily reported that the scheme came into light recently when officers from Sameer Group wrote to State House in reference to an earlier ‘tender’ addressed to President Kenyatta.
To their surprise, State House officials denied striking any deal with the company.
Consequently, the matter was brought to the attention of the police and officers from the DCI headquarters who opened investigations.
The seven include Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wanyonyi, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Antony Wafula.
During the operation, detectives recovered four vehicles including a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, Toyota Mark X and Toyota Axio that the suspects were allegedly using to run their activities.
The men are also accused of impersonating socialites to defraud members of the public.