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Detectives arrest con behind fake multi-million State House laptop tender (PHOTO)

DAILY POST: Detectives arrest con behind fake multi-million State House laptop tender (PHOTO)



Thursday,
December 06, 2018 –
The suspect linked to a fake
State House laptop tender that has seen unsuspecting Kenyans lose millions of
shillings has been arrested by Detectives from the Serious Crime Investigations
Unit.

The suspect identified as Fredrick Muhanji
Mangala alias Douglas Simiyu, has also been impersonating a National
Intelligence Service (NIS) officer.

“Fredrick Muhanji
Mangala alias Douglas Simiyu, a man who personates to be a National
Intelligence Service Officer and the master planner of the fake tender to
supply laptops to State House was arrested in Kakamega,” DCI said in a tweet.
So far, two people
have reported to have lost Sh240 million and Sh89 million respectively after
they were issued with fake Local Purchase Orders (LPO) to supply laptops and
computer software to State House.
Investigations
indicate that there could be rogue officers in the Department of Defence (DoD)
and Government Ministries colluding with fraudsters to swindle Kenyans.
The suspect will be
arraigned in court to face charges of obtaining money under false pretense as
police continue to pursue Government officers involved.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.





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