DCI Unmasks Mulot SIM Swap Leader

The leader of the Mulot SIM swap network has been identified by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

According to a statement issued by the DCI on Wednesday, December 28, the gang’s commander is David Mutai, also known as Hillary Langat Matindwet.
Mutai is a convicted felon with multiple outstanding warrants and charges against him.

Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau discovered the gang.
Scammers are known to utilize a victim’s phone number to get access to sensitive personal data and bank accounts via mobile banking apps.

In a recent case, the organization is suspected of taking Sh941,000 from the bank account of a Rift Valley legislator between December 2, 2022, and December 3, 2022, while the victim was out of the country.

Mutai’s two accomplices, Justus Rono and Kevin Kiplagat, were recently apprehended in connection with the crime.

Rono, who frequently disguises himself as a boda boda rider, was apprehended in Mulot, a town notorious for harboring criminals, while Kiplagat was apprehended in Bomet county’s Sigor market.

Mutai, who is from Bomet county, is now being sought by police.