Three arrested over fraudulent online car syndicate in Mombasa

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• “One buyer reported he was led to a car yard on Nairobi’s Ngong road to view a Toyota Probox,” DCI said.

• In a tweet on Wednesday, DCI Director George Kinoti said Kipsang is the kingpin of the racket.

Three people have been arrested when DCI detectives broke a multi-million fraudulent online car dealers syndicate that purports to operate in Mombasa.

Moses Angelo who is a lawyer, George Tsuma and Charles Kipsang were arrested in Mombasa on Tuesday night.

In a tweet on Wednesday, DCI Director George Kinoti said Kipsang is the kingpin of the racket.

“One buyer reported he was led to a car yard on Nairobi’s Ngong road to view a Toyota Probox,” he said.

Kinoti said that after making the full payment, the buyer was abducted and dumped in the city centre.

“Another buyer paid a deposit through M-Pesa for a Land Rover but the vehicle was never delivered,” he said.

“We appeal to members of the public who may have fallen victim of the syndicate to report to DCI Kasarani for further police action.”

In February, Car dealers blamed corruption in government for the high rate of illegally registered motor vehicles in the country.

This, the dealers said, denied them business while denying the government tax revenue.

Their concerns come as the National Police Service closed in on 301 illegally registered vehicle owners after  Deputy Inspector General Edward Mbugua ordered the impounding of the units.

SOURCE: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2020-11-04-three-arrested-over-fraudulent-online-car-syndicate-in-mombasa/?cf_chl_captcha_tk=bb732008598bf4d891f904da239128e2fffd8fc9-1604730673-0-AXAde9V9-VC50ifiakNRAq-MWggpLJDR3vM1blL98_3TsM5ckia0zfKhFzXlzaAN0piNsSyWoNM2fERfKfQJ5HjVBZjJHbAoE_NAFm3O7Uu129-lZ0wNI2V7seSFxwDyUeCi–RxfwuiPhjBrfoOAjlMYiFRqxkygtHC2ixSJ-1x6HbWL8Hk8dYUFJuS2QvN6SpbcVf9jyPS63LbrgsrQI5Bqd1NyfM-F6K5xlbj8eY75Fodg411fCVFn-J8bmYu0GgrbyPGjicW7q7XxPKyRdIGIeAvbVHssgfIS8BAcwwkzwhWesm_QXe5IaJ7Jthznm6Twy_Di-HaK5AAoTBtPepQZf94363Wjj05MT3d355mBpGSf1bJn7hPYwbg_cspb3xOFyVuRnuYcRAxBlRpCVogwiBHHEuCaVfai_jafRBPLcf8vy6608iskbzfiOydKiz49h155bP0qwRzmxE2nSbXUVW3vuYcedP0WOwnOeIf9s0CAKYEDCAok1LT8UlbJFo7YGcWtJ9bC2aB-YjoKQae_AV8dac60Z3C_cgDONrgI6bFW_eYS3D45tuODp7gmzNQxBAUJjRQwZdn5Of_ReM3NBVuDhsDxqclNR3Dnstb

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