Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday, October 6 evening arrested five suspects with 40,000 Sim Cards, Several Mobile phones, 3 Laptops and a list of names with ID numbers in Juja.
Through their twitter account, the DCI said that the items were confiscated from two separate apartments in Juja Town and Gwa Kairu.
“Over 40,000 Sim Cards, several Mobile Phones, 3 Laptops & Lists of Names with ID Numbers confiscated in two Separate Apartments in Juja Town & Gwa Kairu” tweeted the DCI.
They added that intelligence led their officers to Jeremy Apartments where four suspects were arrested and went to Gwa Kairu where one was nabbed.
“Intelligence leads led the detectives to the 5th Floor of Jeremy Apartments, Hse No. 36 where four suspects; Joseph KURIA, Joyce KAGURE, George MAINA & Evans GETABU were arrested, before proceeding to Gwa Kairo where one Loise WANJIKU was nabbed” added the DCI
The suspects were placed under lawful custody pending further investigations.
In June 2018, a fourth-year engineering student from JKUAT was arrested alongside a Safaricom employee in connection with SIM card fraud in the country.
In the recent past, a number of mobile phone users have reported phone calls from suspicious people who asked for their personal details claiming to work for local mobile network operators.
Mobile subscribers were asked to share their ID numbers, M-Pesa PIN, SIM card PIN among others and their cards would be swapped without their knowledge.