7 people who impersonated Uhuru's voice to con business tycoon arraigned in court

Con group nabbed after mimicking Uhuru's voice

File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta

Seven suspects claimed to have conned Sameer Africa Chairman Naushad Merali Sh10 million through impersonating President Uhuru Kenyatta’s voice were on Monday arraigned in court.

The seven, were accused of calling Merali on a number that bore Kenyatta’s name on the True Caller application.

The suspects are: Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Anthony Wafula.

Court documents had revealed that the accused mimicked the President’s voice when they tried to sell the businessman a piece of land located in Mlimani, Nairobi.

Merali who was out of the country at the time of the incident, gave the go ahead after the call to have his Finance Director issue the money as payment for the property.

The prosecution on its part requested the court to allocate them more time in order to finish their investigations.

“Ten days is a reasonable estimate for purposes of these investigations,” stated the prosecution team.

Nigerians arrested over impersonating Margaret Kenyatta

In September 2018, two Nigerians were arrested for conning unaware Kenyans through impersonating First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Timothy Ogba Ebakole and Alex Olesugun Adebayo were apprehended by police officers in Kayole estate in Nairobi.

Several gadgets and equipment used by the two criminals had been recovered during the raid.

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