(Last Updated On: December 4, 2019)

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) attached to the Serious Crimes Unit have arrested a 42-year-old man who has been masquerading as a relative of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

The man, identified as Evans Koroso Ratemo, was arrested at Dagoreti corner.

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According to the police, the suspect has so far defrauded unsuspecting members of the public more than Sh600,000 with a false promise to secure government jobs for them.

According to the police, the suspect goes around promising young men that he was in a position to employ them into the prison department.

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“He was arrested for the offence of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to section 313 of the penal code,” the DCI said in a statement.

Mr Ratemo, according to those who recorded statements, claims that he operates within Kisii and Nairobi counties.

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The victims said that his phone number was registered on True Caller as Evans Matiang’i which made them believe in him.

The suspect was arraigned in court on Wednesday.

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