NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 – Three suspects, among them a Ugandan, arrested for allegedly defrauding Savings and Credit Co-Operative Societies (SACCOS) of Sh54 million are due in court on Wednesday.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, the suspects were arrested following complaints from major Saccos, including Stima, Safaricom and Bamburi.
“Mr.Gabantu Patrick Emmanuel,a #Ugandan national & two Kenyans; Zahra Ahmed and Abdullazac Rajab have this afternoon been arrested by @DCI_Kenya Detectives for defrauding Kenyan SACCOs(Safaricom, Bamburi,Stima & others) millions of shillings. Several Passports recovered,” he stated through the Directorate of Criminal Investigations twitter account.
Seven passports were recovered from the suspects-suggesting that they were working with other people or were holding more than one passport illegally.
In August this year, financial institutions were urged to conduct thorough background checks on potential and current employees.
They had been cautioned that sophisticated syndicate of criminals had widened their dragnet to Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies.