Four youth from Nandi County, aged between 19-24 years, were arrested this week in Nairobi for electronic fraud and stealing.
They are; Brian Kiplagat, Dominic Kimutai, Joakim Kibet and Collins Kiptanui.
The four were arrested after members of the public tipped DCI of a fake ‘Uwezo Fund’ website.
According to DCI the four men created a website similar to Uwezo Fund.
They aggressively marketed the site on social media and were using the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s name to entice unsuspecting Kenyans.
“Detectives from Serious Crime Unit have arrested four young men who created a website similar to Uwezo Fund and using the name of the First Lady, defrauded applicants millions of shillings after they sent an application fee for loan processing,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said.