A woman identified as Everlyne Njoki on Tuesday narrated to police how she was swindled of Sh1 million and nearly lost a similar amount in a fake tender scam involving former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana.
On Tuesday afteroon, the Military Police Unit at the Department of Defence (DoD) said Everlyne showed up at their offices with tender documents purported to have originated from them.
When the Military Police scrutinised the documents, they established that they were fake.
Upon interrogation, Everlyne told the military officers that a person who introduced himself as a senior military officer at DoD in charge of tenders had given her documents.
The alleged senior officer, Everlyne said, pretended that he was in a position to help her win Sh70 million cereals and building tender.
He proceeded to demand a down payment of Sh1 million, an amount she said he was given on July 14, 2020.
Later, the alleged senior officer is said to have called Everlyne together with her two female associates and arranged for a meeting at Sagret Hotel slated for today, Tuesday, August 11.
At the hotel, the three women said that they found one Collins Paul Waweru who was in the company of former MP Danson Mungatana. The former Garsen MP was introduced as the senior person who was lobbying for their tender at DoD.
However, the women trader got suspicious when Mungatana and his associate demanded another Sh1 million for the deal to go through.
The traders immediately informed the Military Police personnel who then contacted the police leading to the arrest of Mungatana and Waweru while still at the hotel.
The duo were taken to Nairobi Police Area to record statements over the alleged fraud.