DCI warns public of Dire consequences for buying electronics from ‘shady’ dealers

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has issued a warning to the public against purchasing goods from dealers without physical addresses.

” When Police Forensically Investigate & find you in possession of such said devices, by the time it is established that you were not involved in the crime, you may have suffered immensely. ” … added the DCI in a tweet.

Vendors have also been put under the radar bty the investigating authority, with the DCI instructing them to not accept stock that have not been marked with a special identity in a bid to ease tracking.

“We further urge Electronic Dealers to seize the IT/ICT technology & ensure they mark at the counter every electronic gadget bought by a customer as a value-added incentive with indelible initials as may please the customer for safety & security purposes. This makes it hard for criminals to hawk it & easier for investigative agencies to track & identify. “

Nairobi’s black market, and unauthorized sellers have been a go-to deal for everyone willing to get goods at a cheaper cost, only to end up being at the center of a nerve-wracking investigation.