Prisoner wants to name top govt officials in fake jobs scheme at State House after he admitted to conning doctor Ksh800K

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 7 Apr, 2022 10:56 | 2 mins read
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A prisoner serving a life sentence at Kamiti Maximum Prison now wants to spill the beans on how he colluded with top government officials to con a doctor Ksh800,000 to secure a Human Resource job at State House.

The convict Patrick Shikure Amere wants to name senior government officials including senior prison warders involved in the State House job seekers syndicate.

The new twist comes a month after Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to carry out an in-depth probe to unearth the people behind the scheme.

When Amere appeared before magistrate Susan Shitubi on Wednesday, he sought an order that directed the DCI George Kinoti to record from him a fresh statement whereby he will reveal his accomplices in the job racket.

Amere told Shitubi that he wants to burst the syndicate since he has been segregated at Kamiti prison by being locked up in a lone cell while his other accomplices are walking free out there.

"It is not possible for a convict like me serving life imprisonment in a top security prison in the country to defraud a job seeker at State House without the help from top government officials including prison officers," Amere informed the court.

However, magistrate Shitubi advised Amere to make the said application seeking orders to record a fresh statement with the DCI before the trial magistrate Wendy Kagendo on April 13, 2022.

Two weeks ago, the officer commanding Kamiti Maximum Security Prison was ordered to produce the convict in court and identify him as Amere.

In February when Amere first appeared in court and pleaded guilty to conning Dr. Selina Vukinu Ambe (complainant) alleging he would assist her to get a job as a Human Resource Manager at State House, Magistrate Kangendo directed the DCI to investigate the matter and file a report in court before she passes sentence.

The prosecution through Anderson Gikunda said the convict while in prison had been communicating all through with Vukinu via Facebook account and WhatsApp number 0758185891.

In a bid to hoodwink the complainant, the accused told her via WhatsApp that the original appointment letter would be delivered to her vie government vehicle.

The prisoner admitted the facts as presented by the state and opted not to mitigate asking the court to pass a verdict as it deems fit.

Amere is said to have obtained the money on diverse dates between July 24 and September 11, 2020.

Magistrate Kagendo observed that the accused is not remorseful at all yet he drained the accounts of the complainant in two tranches.

"In my view, the accused does not appear remorseful at all and he appears to have nothing to lose since he is serving a life sentence in jail," Kagendo said after the accused admitted to the fraud offence.