DCI nabs fake online dietary Fish supplement vendors

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Sunday evening arrested fake online fish mongers who have been conning Nairobi residents.

According to a statement from the DCI, the suspects, Isaac Njoroge, Dennis Mugambi Kamwara and Brenda Watetu Kamau are part of a criminal gang using pseudo names like  Ziporah Kariuki, Hamisi, Jonah and Stephen Maina.

“Following increased reports of fraudulence involving a Fake fish supplements business where unsuspecting victims are lured into the venture, three suspects were today arrested by  @DCI_Kenya Lang’ata Detectives within Roysambu in Kasarani sub-county of Nairobi County. The trio-who are among a wider syndicate and whose operations are conducted under pseudo names using different phone numbers – shuts further connection after receiving money from their victims, leaving them stranded with no traceable physical address.” read the statement in part

The suspects are set to be charged with obtaining money by false pretense under C/Sec 313 of the Penal Code.

“More investigations ongoing and suspects to be charged with, among any other possible counts, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses C/Sec 313 of the Penal Code.” added the DCI

The DCI cautioned members of the public to be careful whenever engaging in any online business transactions with individuals, agencies whose physical addresses and legality of operations they do not know.

Fish oil dietary supplements offer a convenient way for consumers to receive the associated health benefits of eating fatty fish, without eating fish.

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