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Safaricom Report Links KDF To Theft Of Phones During The Westgate Attack

Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore

Safaricom Report, has Links KDF to Theft of their Merchandize during and after a terrorist attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall, where numerous mobile phones and airtime at the Safaricom Westgate Retail Centre were stolen. Safaricom carried out a detailed analysis on stolen merchandise to determine key suspects involved in this theft between 25th and 27th September 2013.

According to the report, of all the handsets that were stolen from Westgate shop, 528 handsets (valued at KES 5.5 M) had been used on their network as on 10th December 2013. A total of 1,283 unique mobile numbers had used these handsets. 618 of these numbers were found to be frequently located in military sites;

The damning report indicates that, the users of the stolen merchandise are either military officers or live within the military facilities based on the following observations:

Safaricom recommends that KDF conducts further investigations to ascertain whether these individuals are members of their organization and if so, hold them accountable for their actions. Safaricom will provide any other information, in its possession, to assist KDF in these investigations.

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