Kenyan police arrest two Nigerians, Kenyan woman over alleged mobile money fraud
London, July 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations are holding three suspects including two Nigerian nationals and a Kenyan citizen over suspected involvement in mobile money fraud.
The three were arrested on Friday night in Juja, Kiambu County following a tip off from members of the public who raised suspicion about the trio.
The two Nigerian nationals are yet to be identified while the third suspect is a 35-year-old Kenyan, Winfred Wangui.
According to police, a raid on the suspects house in Witeithie area led to the recovery of over 70 assorted SIM Cards from various service providers, 10 mobile phones, Subscriber SIM registration forms, several Kenyan Identification Cards and some Kenyan currency.
The DCI confirmed that the three were in their custody as further investigations continue.
Cybercrime is on the rise in Kenya and one of the most affected areas is mobile money, according to a report by Serianu and the Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK)
“We noted an increase in mobile money fraud targeting individuals and organisations. The fraudsters are getting innovative and very fast on finding loopholes in new controls implemented by merchants, banks and consumers.” the report said