A former Computer Technology student from a local university was on Tuesday arrested by sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for conning job-seeking Kenyans.
According to DCI, 29-year-old Paul Mwangi Kihia was arrested for obtaining money with false pretense, after he created a fake online profile feigning to be the General Manager of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Rift Valley region, after which he collected facilitation fees from job-seeking Kenyans.
“Detectives attached to the Oversees Criminal Investigation Office in Nairobi have arrested a 29 year old Cyber crime suspect by the name Paul Mwangi Njihia. The suspect, a former computer technology student at a local university is suspected to have created an online profile purporting to be the General Manager of USAID Kenya Rift Valley Region where he went ahead and started obtaining facilitation fees from members of the public” said DCI in a statement.
They further revealed that his Job seeking victims were later issued with fake Gate Passes after reportedly sending a substantial amount as facilitation fees to a bank account linked to the suspect.
“The suspect is in custody and will be charged with obtaining money by False pretenses & Personation,” DCI said.