of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives based in Langata have arrested a
woman believed to be behind the real estate company name 'Simple Homes,' a scam
that has duped hundreds of Kenyans.
Nuzrat Sharif was arrested on Friday, February 21, in Nyali, Mombasa County.
statement by the DCI, Nuzrat was arrested in connection with a company known as
Dinm Evitaerc limited that had offices in Parklands and lured Kenyans into a
suspect was arrested in connection with a company identified as Dinm Evitaerc
limited that had offices in Parklands in 2019 & was luring Kenyans to
invest in a scam dubbed 'Simple Homes.'"
also claims that Nuzrat tricked her mother, Nurjahan Mohamed, 52, into opening
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companies include Tellub Ltd (Bullet Proop), Dinm Evitaerc Ltd (Creative Mind),
Kehdok Saniwagra Igniwga (Agwingi Argawings Kodhek), Rkab Uba Nisay (Yasin
Abubakr) and EOAH.
also asked Kenyans who had been conned in the scam to come forward to make a
call upon those who may have fallen victim of these fraudsters to make a formal
report at Lang' ata DCI offices," said the DCI.
company, Simple Homes, was first set up in 2015, many Kenyans believed that it
was a godsend as they offered affordable housing for those who wanted to own a
slogan, 'pay rent, own home,' many Kenyans invested millions into the company
with hopes of owning a home.
2017, several Kenyans came out to expose how the company had conned them.
started with social media posts that warned Kenyans against investing their
money into the company as the offers sounded too good to be true.
questions started raising after a Facebook user identified as Martin Tairo
Maseghe posted saying, "If you booked Nambalee Court in Embakasi, a
project by Simple Homes, have your passport and visa ready for the site visit
which will happen in South Africa."
through google reverse image search, were able to establish that the photos the
company was using, were sourced from the internet.
A series of
complaints from Kenyans were later raised on social media with many dubbing
'Simple Homes' as a scam.