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DCI warns public against buying electronics from unauthorised dealers

DCI boss George Kinoti at a past conference. /CFM-FILE.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7 – Police have warned the public against buying electronic gadgets including mobile phones, laptops and TV sets from unregistered dealers or individuals.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said most people find themselves in trouble after purchasing stolen electronics from individuals or unauthorised dealers.

“The Public is hereby WARNED never to buy any Electronic Gadget including Laptops, Mobile Phones, TV Sets from an Individual or a Dealer who has no fixed Physical Address; Identifiable trading Building/ Premises with requisite authorization documents,” said George Kinoti, the DCI boss.

He cited instances where unregistered dealers trade in stolen goods, including those violently robbed from murdered victims.

“When Police Forensically Investigate and find you in possession of such said devices, by the time it is established that you were not involved in the crime, you may have suffered immensely. Being found with suspected stolen property, you suffer immediate consequences of the Actual Criminal, which may escalate to Death Sentences,” he said.

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