We all have our various occupations. Each day we wake up and set the target for that day with the aim of fulfilling it.No one ever desires to have a rough day. However, three suspects in Kirinyaga had a rough workday. Their day took a drastic terrible turn after their plans hit a dead end.
On Sunday, three suspected robbers met their equal after their victim turned tables. The two women and one man went ahead posing as Telco Firm Airtel employees. They mischievously went ahead withdrawing 70,000 from 54-year-old Beth Mbithe mobile wallet. As a result of coming to terms with the hard truth of losing her effort earned money, she fought back. She ended up creating a scene that attracted a mob at the Baricho trading center.
Apparently, reports indicate that the three suspects followed her home. For instance, this time they introduced themselves as employees from Airtel Kenya. They stated that they are on official duty to issue “new generation sim-cards”. Moreover, the family had no option than to welcome them in because it was drizzling. They went on to acquire crucial bio information before transferring the money.
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Coincidentally, Miss Mbithe’s son Samuel Munene was around the premises at that time. He was amused to see the transaction message pop on his mother’s telephone. Without raising a red flag, he locked in the uninvited guests. Immediately he called for police officers from Baricho Police station.
Suspects Given Dose.
The mischievous trio seems to have been given a dose of their own by curious neighbors. This is because they had been alerted of the matter. By the time police officers arrived, the suspects had only given back 20,000. Ndia sub-county Police commander Joseph Mwika confirmed the incident.
According to him, the three suspects; Caroline Wanjiru aged 20, Mercy Mukami 29, in addition to Benson Waigwa Macharia 38 are in police custody. They all hail from Thika. He has asked Kenyans to be very cautious and vigilant during this time. Moreso, people claiming to be telco employees. For instance, those asking for crucial personal bio information. This includes Identity Number, Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) and Date of Birth.Follow us in social media: