Woman accused of conning under guise of organising Ruto meet charged

A woman accused of obtaining money from a boda boda rider under the pretext that she would take him to Deputy President William Ruto’s home was yesterday arraigned in court.

Jane Wangui who was charged with receiving Sh100,000 denied the charges when she appeared before Nyeri Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.

Ms Wangui, who was said to have received the cash from Charles Ndegwa on December 28 last year by pretending she could secure him a visit to Dr Ruto’s home, was released on a Sh500,000 bond with a similar surety.

According to the police, the boda boda riders from Nyeri each contributed Sh1,000 to Mr Ndegwa, who is their chairman, after they were told they would get branded T-shirts and hats before the visit to Ruto’s Karen home.

Nyeri Central Sub-county police commander Paul Kuria said four people linked to the team that received money from more than 100 motorcycle riders had also been arrested.

“They contributed money and sent it to someone in Nairobi but we are yet to identify her,” said Mr Kuria, adding that they are investigating the matter to determine those behind the scam.

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