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A Narc-Kenya MCA aspirant for Muthara Ward (Meru county), Benson Thuranira has been arrested by the police in Nakuru community of Kenya for allegedly robbing an M-Pesa shop (a mobile money shop).



 

Thuranira was arrested on Thursday afternoon, May 26, following a tip-off from a member of the public.

Meme Mwenda, Rift Valley DCI boss, told reporters that the suspect has been engaging himself in mobile money fraud, targeting mobile money operators in the M-Pesa outlets.

Meme said,

"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." 

The DCI boss also disclosed 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 campaign.

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