Kenyans defrauded by Ekeza Sacco to report at the DCI

DCI needs your help with Ekeza Sacco

DCI George Kinoti with DPP Noordin Haji

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has called on Kenyans who have been defrauded by Ekeza Sacco to report at its offices on March 18, 2019.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Wednesday, the DCI indicated that they were probing the matter after receiving numerous complains from the public.

Gakuyo Real Estate, Ekeza Sacco and Gakuyo Investment Club were listed as the schemes the DCI was looking into.

Carry documents

Notably, only residents of Kiambu and Nairobi counties were invited to the DCI on the stated date with a date yet to be announced for other counties.

"Carry with you a bank statement showing withdrawal/deposits, agreements, deposit slips, receipts and any other document relevant to the dealing," the statement by the DCI stated.

The invitation by the DCI comes barely a week after the controversial founder of the Sacco, David Ngare Kariuki alias Gakuyo presented himself to the DCI after claims circulated online that he was being sought by the police.

Fraud claims

One of Gakuyo’s lawyers, Danson Omari, said the DCI confirmed that there was only one complaint against their client.

The complaint came from the ministry of Trade, and police informed Gakuyo’s defence team about it only five minutes before they arrived at the headquarters.

It is alleged that Gakuyo moved Sh1.5 billion from Ekeza Sacco to an account operated by the Sacco’s sister company Gakuyo Real Estate without members consent.

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