15 November 2018

Kenya: Safaricom Staff, Interns Arrested in Sh70 Million Hacking Fraud

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday said that they had arrested six more people in connection with electronic fraud targeting Kenyan Saccos.

The saccos are reported to have lost close to Sh70 million to the fraudsters.

Among the six suspects arrested are Safaricom staff, interns and agents.

#UPDATE|Six other people were arrested today in connection with the Electronic Fraud targeting Kenyan SACCOs among them are @SafaricomPLC staff, interns & Agents.

They are:-

Jason Amayo

Arnold Orupia Okello

Silas Shihundu

John Wangila

Sylvanus Nyapera&

Rodgers Wanyonyi.

-- DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, detectives from the Serious Crimes Unit had arrested two Kenyans, Zahra Ahmed, Abdullazac Rajab and a Ugandan, Gabantu Patrick Emmanuel over the fraud.

The arrest of Safaricom staff, interns and agents comes barely days after the telco revealed in its 2018 sustainability report that it dismissed 43 employees in the year to March for fraud related incidents, a drop from the 52 in the previous year.

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