Wanted conman in Nairobi John Ng’ethe in police custody

Written By: Claire Wanja

John Ng’ethe Mwaura

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have Thursday confirmed the arrest of a suspected fraudster by the name John Ng’ethe Mwaura. 

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The arrest comes following an alert issued by the DCI to the members of the public who may be aware of the fraudster whereabouts to contact them.

In a tweet on Thursday, the DCI confirmed they had John in their custody.

The suspect is said to be a conman who, together with his accomplices, robs unsuspecting members of the public in the pretext of selling them coupons with redeemable prizes.

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Earlier this month, three other notorious fraudsters said to be John’s accomplices who were arrested along Moi Avenue in Nairobi by SSU detectives in collaboration with other multi- agency teams were charged with conspiracy to defraud.

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They are said to have come back to the CBD following the arrest of their leader John Ng’ethe Mwaura who was charged with assaulting a Police Officer and maliciously damaging his property.

John Ng’ethe Mwaura

The three; namely Jeremiah Murimi Mwaura aged 36, Victoria Muthoni Mutunga – 36 and Albert Oyugi Ayumbo -34 as well as others who are still at large were conning unsuspecting members of the public of their monies claiming to be employees of a mobile service provider conducting promotion on their products.

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During their arrest, a Motor vehicle Registration Number KBL 247X branded StarTimes JYDS, Assorted mobile phones, T-shirts among other items were recovered from them.



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