Grace Nyamohanga, Lang’ata Womens Prison officer in ksh200M job seekers scam surrenders to DCI

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 23 May, 2021 16:09 | < 1 min read
Senior Sergeant Grace Nyamohanga alias Nasra surrenders to DCI. PHOTO/DCI

Kenya Prison Service Senior Sergeant Grace Nyamohanga alias Nasra on Sunday afternoon surrendered to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for running a syndicate that swindled job seekers over 200 million.

DCI boss George Kinoti said that the suspect will be arraigned in court on Monday, May 24.

"The suspect surrendered herself to serious crime detectives at DCI headquarters this afternoon. She is currently being processed to appear in court tomorrow to answer to various charges including obtaining money by false pretences, forgery and money laundering," Kinoti said.

Detectives had on Friday busted the Nyamohanga-led syndicate for obtaining millions of shillings from unsuspecting job seekers on the pretext that they would be offered jobs.

Two people were arrested on the same day by the sleuths.

Some of the top government parastatals that they claimed to link job seekers to include; the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the National Police service.

DCI officers who raided her house found hundreds of fake offer letters and fake dollars

Affected job seekers include those from across all levels of education and academic disciplines which include; graduates in Mathematics, Computer Science and Microbiology.

In a statement, Kinoti said that one of the victims is a woman who lost ksh800,000 after she was deceived that her three children will be linked up to jobs at the National Health Insurance Funds (NHIF) and the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

She was handed appointment letters but she was informed by the suspects that the process had been affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

The victim then reported the matter to detectives and an investigation was launched.