A Kenyan scammer possing as a white woman living in Narok to steal has been arrested.
Bob Nyongesa, disguised as Ryan Britney, was arrested after he obtained Sh 150,000 from a man who was selling his car on a site.
Nyongesa called the vehicle owner Ali, posing as a prospective buyer, willing to buy the motor vehicle, a sleek Mercedes Benz worth Sh1.4 Million.
“Nyongesa then requested for more photos of the vehicle posted on Jiji.co.ke before travelling to Nairobi where they would seal the deal,” the police said.
Convinced that the prospective client was a serious buyer, Ali sent him more photos including the interior and other parts of the machine.
Little did Ali know that he was dealing with a smooth operator who has served per excellence and who had honed his several sentences.
“The jailbird had served sentences in both prisons for offences related to fraud and is a seasoned con in obtaining money from unsuspecting victims.”
On the day they were supposed to seal the deal, Nyongesa, posing as Ryan contacted the vehicle owner and told him that while on the way to Nairobi from Narok, her vehicle had hit several cows and goats belonging to Masai herdsmen, and the machete-wielding herdsmen were at the verge of lynching her if she did not compensate them at Sh150, 000.
Nyongesa sent Ali images of livestock carcasses sprawled on a road and her purportedly damaged vehicle. She appealed to Ali to send her the money and promised to refund once she accessed her bank in the capital, as she made payments for the vehicle.
That was the last time Ali heard from Ryan Britney. Efforts to reach her henceforth became futile, as all calls to her phone number went unanswered.
Ali was shocked to learn yesterday that he had dealt with one Bob Nyongesa, a fraudster with previous run-ins with the law, whose criminal record stinks to high heaven.
Nyongesa was arrested in Ongata Rongai by detectives based at DCI Langata and several SIM cards, Laptops and Mobile phones forming part of his tools of the trade were recovered. The Langata based detectives were supported by their counterparts based at the DCI Nairobi regional command.
The suspect is currently behind bars at Langata police station pending arraignment tomorrow morning.
We are appealing to members of the public who have been conned by Bob Nyongesa alias Ryan Britney (photo attached) to file their reports at our offices in DCI Langata.