Kenya Prison’s warder swindles over Ksh 200 millions from unsuspecting job seekers in a racketeering syndicate

A social media report by Directorate of Criminal Investigations detailed how a senior Sergent at Lang’ata Women Prison has been involved in a scheme to con jobless individuals after promising them jobs in government agencies such as Kenya Defence Forces, National Intelligence Service and the National Police Service.

The warder by the named Grace Nyamohanga, also known as ‘Nasra’ is said to have so far conned job seekers over ksh 200 million in the past 10 months.

One victim from Kiambu “was swindled over Ksh 800,000 when she was promised thay her two children would be offered job opportunities at the National Insurance Fund, Nairobi Metropolitan Services and the Kenya ports Authority,” the report read.

The victim was even given three appointment letters for the three jobs and only began to doubt the authenticity of the promised jobs when the fraudsters callled two times to postpone the reporting dates citing Covid-19 restrictions. This made her report the matter to the Police.

Some of the fake job invitation letters the DCI recovered from the suspect’s resident

In January this year the fraudsters are said to have offered fake job appointment letters to overs 60 unsuspecting job seekers calling them to join Kenya Airports Authority. Each applicant is said to have parted with amount ranging from Ksh 300,000 to ksh 400,000 before being awarded the fake appointment letter.

The jobseekers were even driven to Jomo Kenyatta International airport in a false scene to help them familiarize themselves with their new work environment to be. They were later treated in one of the high-end hotels in Nairobi and told to officially report to the job on 18th March. That was the last time the victims heard from their swindlers.

The victims of the racketeering syndicate have been filing reports at the DCI headquarters in large numbers.

Detective have also established that the suspects are linked to money laundering after fake US dollars amounting to 2.4 millions was recovered from Grace Nyamohanga’s house at Industrial Area Prison staff quarters. Two suspects were arrested but Nyamohanga is still on the run.

The DCI is calling on the members of the public with any information that can lead to the arrest of more suspects related to this crime to come forward and help.

Members of the public can call the DCI anonymously on 0800722203.

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