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Trio in job scandal remanded for 14 days

A Prison Sergeant and her two accomplices implicated in conning millions of shillings from unemployed Kenyans with a promise to secure job opportunities for them will be detained at Muthaiga police station for 14 days to allow police to complete their investigations.

Sergeant Grace Nyamohanga presented herself to the DCI headquarters on Sunday 23rd at noon following the arrest of her accomplices from a house at the Industrial Area GK Prison staff housing in Nairobi country. The house was identified to have been occupied by the suspect according to the sleuths.

Kiambu Chief Magistrate Ms. Patriciah Gichohi through virtual proceeding said the police were justified to hold Sergeant Grace Nyamohanga, Masiaga ,Sylvester David and Michael Murimi Sasi behind bars to enable them to wrap up their case.

Through a miscellaneous application No 226/2021, Inspector of Police Nicholas Ole Sena told the court that he was investigating a case of forgery, making a document without authority and obtaining money by false pretenses among other cases related to money laundering.

He noted in his affidavit that on 12th May 2021 a report was made at the DCI complain section that the first respondent (aka) Nasra was allegedly leading a syndicate organization that purported to give job opportunities to unemployed Kenyans.

The officer who is attached to the DCI, serious crime unit revealed that on 20th May 2021, the Commissioner of prisons Wycliffe Ogalo also wrote to the DCI citing more than 16 complaints against the officer and therefore asking for further investigations into the matter.

“On 21st May 2021, I in the company of my team of investigators with the help of prison officers conducted a search vide MISC. Application number E202 of 2021 and raided the premises of the 1st respondent Grace Nyamohanga wherein we searched and arrested the 2nd and 3rd respondents,” said Inspector Sena.

At the time of arrest, US Dollars 223 in 100 denominations equivalent to 2,400,000, different fake government parastatals and Government institutions employment calling letters bearing different names, more than 20 original academic certificates in all levels of education bearing different names, more than 20 National ID Cards, 6 NSSF Cards, 5 NHIF cards, 6 mobile phones of different make and one laptop were found.

The equipment he said had been subjected to forensic analysis to enable the officers to retrieve more evidence and the suspects are believed to be part of the syndicate who are still at large and that efforts to arrest them were ongoing.

He cautioned that if they were released on bond or cash bail, they would interfere with the investigations by intimidating the prospective witnesses who were yet to record their statements.

The officer said there were more than 60 other complainants expected to present themselves at the DCI headquarters after the suspects were exposed on the DCI-Kenya Twitter handle for statement recording.   The case will be mentioned on June 14th, 2021.

By Lydia Shiloya

 

 

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