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Two arrested in Bomet over sim swap fraud

Police are holding two suspects in connection with robbery and sim-swap fraud in Bomet and its environs.

31 year-old Kevin Kiplangat aka Elvis  and Evan Kiprotich Chirchir aka Protio, aged 22 years, were arrested in Mulot and Chepalungu areas of Bomet respectively.

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The two, who are said to be members of an armed gang that has been terrorizing residents of Bomet, Kericho and Nakuru County, were arrested in an ongoing operation to weed out the criminal syndicate.

According to detectives handling the matter, the ongoing operation is spearheaded by detectives from DCI Headquarters, following numerous complaints of sim swap fraud by known gang members, most of whom have ongoing court cases across the country.

The two suspects  have been booked at Litein Police Station pending identification parade and arraignment at the Kericho Law Courts for a violent robbery reported at the station on December 29, 2023.

After arraignment for the charge, police say the suspects will be processed by other stations where electronic fraud cases implicating them have been reported.

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