Ten suspects involved in Fuliza fraud apprehended

Ten individuals are in custody until Monday on suspicion of participating in a fraud syndicate that collected more than Sh449 million in Fuliza money.

Following a successful operation by the police, Milimani Principal Magistrate Robinson Ondieki detained them on Thursday.

The 10 will remain in custody at Central Police Station until Monday, when the principal magistrate will decide whether to release them.

Suspects Isaac Kipkemoi, Gideon Rono, Moses Rono, Collins Kipyegon, Maxwell Ributhu, Edwin Cheruiyot, Gedion Kiru, Peter Wambui, Brenda Chepng’eno, and Linda Cherono, are thought to be part of a fraud ring that obtained Sh449.6 million from Fuliza.

According to testimony given in court, Safaricom lost the money as a result of a well-planned conspiracy by the 10 suspects using their Fuliza overdraft service.

The accused allegedly borrowed money from Fuliza in January 2022 using more than 123,000 Safaricom lines, according to the police.

The accused were discovered to be in possession of 14 Safaricom registering machines, miscellaneous electronics, 7 computers, more than 40 mobile phones, 10 IDs, and 3,000 Safaricom and Airtel SIM cards.

Before proceeding to borrow money through Fuliza, they registered the SIM cards using identity cards that were falsely manufactured by numbers.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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