Police seize thousands of phones suspected to be used in fraud
Police officers in Tigoni Limuru Constituency, Kiambu County on Friday morning seized more than 2,600 mobile phones believed to be involved in defrauding Kenyans in Kiambu and Nairobi counties of millions of money.
Kiambu police commander, Perminus Muchangi, confirmed the incident and stated that some phones were burnt by the hooligans prior to the arrival of his officers.
Muchangi thanked his officers for their efforts in combating corruption and added that locating the phones would be very helpful in locating the scammers.
He has also praised the police and Limuru residents’ close collaboration in stepping up the fight against corruption.
The police also found a book of records that contained ID numbers, names, phone numbers, and an amount of cash that was allegedly taken from unwitting, innocent Kenyans.
Muchangi claims that more than KES 60 million was withdrawn in various mobile money shops, per the records.
Security officials from various units are currently conducting investigations into the incident in an effort to apprehend the offenders.
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