Man arrested for using governor’s name to con millions.

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Muli Mutinda[Photos/Courtesy].

“The County Government of Vihiga treats cases of exploitation, extortion and manipulation with a lot of seriousness. We therefore urge members of the public to report any suspicious social media accounts, which could be impersonating, demeaning or defaming His Excellency the Governor or the County Government of Vihiga,” said Wetende in a statement.

Governor Wilbur Otichilo.

A man identified as Muli Mutinda and who has been conning vulnerable Kenyans online using Governor Wilbur Otichilo’s name was finally nabbed by police on Monday March 10th.

As per the reports reaching our desk, the suspect has been conning Kenyans thousands of cash through a social media account registered in the governor’s name.

He was arrested in Masii Machakos County with police who accused him of defrauding unsuspecting online users. He has been purporting to offer loan facilities dubbed Ottichilo Loans.

The suspect was arrested a few minutes after withdrawing money from an M-Pesa shop in Masii area.

Mutinda, who claimed to be a water vendor, admitted to conning Kenyans using names of various Governors.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Vihiga Sub-county have been tracing the suspect for months before he was nabbed by their counterparts from from Masii Police Station.

Unsuspecting Kenyans were sending between Ksh.300-Ksh.400 to the suspect with expectation of getting a loan.

Mutinda, who is detained at Vihiga Police Station, was found in possession of four mobile phones and five sim cards at the time of the arrest.

Governor Otichillo, in a statement issued by the County Director of Communications Victor Wetende, urged the public to report any suspicious information claimed to be from the County Government.

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“The County Government of Vihiga treats cases of exploitation, extortion and manipulation with a lot of seriousness. We therefore urge members of the public to report any suspicious social media accounts, which could be impersonating, demeaning or defaming His Excellency the Governor or the County Government of Vihiga,” said Wetende in a statement.

The suspect is set to be arraigned on Wednesday. Read/Citizen Tv-

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