Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday, 11th September, arrested a man for allegedly impersonating a Sudanese Army general.
The 32-yea-old Arafat Ikimu alias Rashid Koweh Bin Omar was seized at Westlands, Nairobi.
According to the DCI, the suspect has allegedly been targeting high-ranking women.
Ikimu is said to lure the unsuspecting women into non-existent deals and defraud them of millions of shillings.
The latest case involves a female company director, who reportedly lost Ksh8 million.
“The suspect has been targeting unsuspecting high-ranking females, and in the course of their interactions, lures them into non-existent deals, thereby defrauding them of millions of shillings. The most recent case involves a female director, who lost Ksh8 million to the suspect,” DCI said in a statement.
The suspect is in custody pending arraignment with charges of personation and obtaining by false pretences.
Cases of impersonation have been on the rise. At the beginning of the month, the detectives arrested two alleged DCI impostors.
Dennis Muturi Nyakundi and Victor Onsare had summoned an unidentified MP for questioning on an undisclosed matter after issuing a forged compelling notice via social media, asking the legislator to present himself at DCI Headquarters.
In mid-August, detectives also seized another fraud suspect in Machakos Country.
Martin Kikwau Mutangili allegedly posed as a civil servant working in various government ministries and on several occasions as a member of the disciplined forces or a National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer.