Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers have arrested a man alleged to have sold two ostrich eggs at Ksh600,000 in Kirinyaga County.

Gichugu Sub-County Police Commander Anthony Mbogo confirmed that 56-year-old Joseph Gakono was seized on Monday, 28th September, in the afternoon.

The suspect was said to have been on the run after allegedly conning a prospective land buyer, Joseph Mwangi.

Mwangi had reportedly paid him Ksh320,000 for a piece of land after which he went into hiding in the hills.

Mbogo said: “The suspect has been on the run after getting wind of his impending arrest. He has also been threatening his victims with death for demanding their money back.”

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Gakono is expected to be charged with obtaining money by false pretences.

Early this year, the police had sought him over some Ksh98,000 that he obtained from Caroline Karimi after he promised to supply firewood to a local school.

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