The identity of person who conned MPs revealed
Speaker Justin Muturi sent Sh300,000 to the conman
The detective boss shocked the parliament when he broke the news that the suspect is closely related to Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, who has been at the centre of a ploy by the predator to con MPs huge sums of money.
"We have done our investigations and have the details of the individual,” Mr Kinoti, the director of criminal investigations, told the MPs.
He added: “We have found out that he has a special relationship with the complainant [Sabina Chege].”
The media was, however, kicked out as Mr Kinoti said he was uncomfortable divulging more details in public and he is being questioned by MPs over the matter in closed door session.
Outcry from MPs
Last week, Ms Chege complained on the floor of the House that there is a person who has been using her number to solicit cash from MPs.
Ms Chege said she knows the suspect and even where he lives but accused the police of doing nothing to arrest him. The committee has so far held meetings with Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom, the service providers and DCI over the matter.
"I have done my own investigations, I know the person, where he lives… I even have his number and pictures.I have presented all the details to police but they have done nothing about it,” she said.
Among those that have fallen victim and sent money to the suspect are National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi who sent Sh300,000, former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo (Sh20,000), Cabinet secretaries Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution), Peter Munya (EAC), Margaret Kobia (Public Service) and Sicily Kariuki (Health).
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