A group of business ladies across the country are desparately looking for a suspected con lady who has vanished with close to a million of shillings she had collected from them.
The suspect (pictured above), identified by the women as Nancy Mumbe Cosmas, had been pausing as an online agent that imports goods from Turkey, ranging from electronics to fabrics.
According to one of the victims who identified herself as Martha, 29, Nancy had last year been running adverts on social media platforms asking potential clients to place their orders by sending the required money for their desired goods to her MPESA line 0727081721 that would return the name NANCY COSMAS.
Initially, the lady, believed to hail from either Embu or Meru Counties, won the women’s trust by honouring her deliveries.
However, the trend changed and she became elusive that the victims reported her to the police last year in November.
Some women, among them widows, had sent her as much as Sh40,000 for deliveries.
According to the OB Number seen by Wakajuanes.Com, the women first reported the case at Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi on December 7, 2018 under OB 58/7/12/2018 at 1527HRS tagged under C.I.D 5C.
A similar report in connection with the same suspect was recorded under on on December 11, 2019 at 1422HRS under OB 54/11/12/2018.
Though the woman was later arrested, she was released on bond and that is how she vanished, according to victims.
A recent complain was reported at Karatina Police Station on February 23, 2019 under OB 32/23/02/2019 at 17.08hrs.
The administration of Kamukunjo Police Station which first received the case could not be reached on phone by the time of publishing this article
“Her phone number doesn’t go through. She even lied to us that her husband had died in the Dusit terror attack in January but when we discovered that she was lying, she vanished into thin air.” Said Martha.
It’s not clear how the victims found out that she had forged her husband’s death and if she actually s a husband.
The women are now appealing to the public to help trace the suspect and have a formed a WhatsApp group named LOOK FOR NANCY in their efforts to trace her after the police allegedly turned their necks away from the lady.
A screenshot of the WhatsApp group of the victims who are seeking public’s help to trace Nancy Cosmas. IMAGE/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS
Cases of fraudsters in Kenya have lately mushroomed.
On Saturday, the Director of Criminal Investigation arrested seven suspected fraudsters who had allegedly been imitation President Uhuru Kenyatta and socialites with the aim of obtaining close to Sh80 million.
Police also impounded three high-end vehicles that include Toyota land cruisers and V8s which the conmen were using.
The arrested men have been identified as Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Anthony Wafula.
The seven were to be arraigned in court today.