Police arrest Narc-Kenya MCA aspirant for allegedly robbing M-pesa shop

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 27 May, 2022 10:40 | < 1 min read
Aspiring MCA arrested for fraud. PHOTO/Courtesy
Aspiring MCA arrested for fraud. PHOTO/Courtesy

Police in Nakuru have arrested a Narc-Kenya MCA aspirant for Muthara Ward (Meru county) Benson Thuranira for allegedly robbing an M-Pesa shop.

Reports show that Thuranira was arrested on Thursday afternoon following a tip-off from the members of the public.

According to the Rift Valley DCI boss Meme Mwenda, the suspect has been engaging himself in mobile money fraud targeting mobile money operators in the M-Pesa outlets

"Thuranira entered an M-Pesa shop and asked the owner to deposit Ksh64,000 in his mobile number. When the M-Pesa lady deposited, he manipulated his mobile phone and it could not reflect the deposit message. He, therefore, told the lady to return his cash which she did but upon checking her message, she found out the money had already been deposited to Thuranira's account," Meme said.

Meme also confirmed that upon further investigation, they found out Thuranira has other similar cases in Shauri Moyo, Mwea and Mombasa.

Thuranira told the officers that he was looking for money to finance his campaigns.

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