More troubles for Benson Mugendi as DCI prefer more charges

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is calling on those who could have lost their money to Benson Mugendi Mbaka alias Dr Benson Mugendi Mbaka under the pretense that he could help them acquire personal protective equipment to register their complaints.

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According to the DCI, police are in receipt of additional information that other individuals who were not party to the original suit may have also lost millions of shillings to him.

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Mugendi, the director of Lifeline Group of hospitals was arrested and arraigned for the offence of defrauding unsuspecting members of the public by pretence that he would acquire personal protective equipment.

He was arrested last week after an investigation linked him to several incidents of fraud involving medical tenders worth over 200 million shillings.

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Those who could have fallen victim to the fraud are being asked to report with the officer in charge of economic and commercial crimes unit at the DCI Headquarters- block B ground floor room number 12.

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Mugendi was charged before Kibera chief Magistrate Joyce Gandani where he denied the charges of stealing 3,000 pieces of PPEs on diverse dates between October 5 and October 16 at Industrial area within Nairobi county.

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Detectives from the Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), however, said the true extent of the fraud could not be immediately established, as several people said to have lost money are yet to record statements.



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