Revealed: Identities of 8 Kenyans being held in Rwanda over fraud
SEE ALSO :Equity goes fifth after weekend winsRwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said the group was arrested while in the process of hacking into the bank system to steal money from clients’ accounts. The suspects are said to have fled to Rwanda after defrauding Equity Bank both in Kenya and Uganda. The Rwandese authorities said then the case file has been compiled and submitted to the country’s Prosecution team for further direction. Yesterday, officials at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said the suspects have been working together to identify weaknesses in the regional banks and subsequently attack them. “They have facilitators within banks who assist them to hack accounts,” said an official aware of the probe.
SEE ALSO :Brave KPA cage Equity Bank HawksThe Kenyans in custody in Rwanda have been identified as Reuben Kirongothi Mwangi, Samuel Wachira Nyuguto, Eric Dickson Njagi Mutegi, Steve Maina Wambugu, Godfrey Gachiri Githinji, Erickson Macharia Kinyua, Dedan Muchoki Muriuki and Damaris Njeri Kamau. The Ugandan was identified as John Kibengo while the Rwandese are Eric Ngabitsinze, Serah Kankunda, Fabric Amini, Mediatrice Uwingeneye, Julius Kayitana, David Rutaboba, Jean Claude Dukundimana, Eliah Shyaka, Jean Claude Nkuranga, Robert Kagabo and Seth Kabera. Regional authorities have shared details of the suspects as part of efforts to avert future similar incidents. Police said on November 1, 2019 Mwangi failed to appear at Milimani court in Nairobi for a criminal case he and Rodney Ochola Otieno and Evans Midumbi Ochieng are charged. They were charged with unlawfully accessing systems with intent to commit offences contrary to section 83v of KICA and preparation to commit a felony contrary to section 308 of the penal code.
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