BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY,2021-Three people were Friday arrested on suspicion of being Mpesa fraudsters.
The three, two women and one man were apprehended at the Archer’s Post in Samburu County, according to a police report from the DCI.
The suspects are said to have been approaching mobile money operators as dealers in pretext of selling SIM cards and other products at discounted prices and in the process switched the phones used to effect money transactions before flushing their float.
Mary Wangari Hinga, 32, and Samwel Maina Ndirangu, 36, both from Utawala, were detained, as was their counterpart Josephine Chesang Tanui, 31, from Nakuru.
During the arrest, detectives also recovered a motor vehicle make Toyota Vitz which the suspects have been using was also detained and several sim cards confiscated from the fraudsters.