Police from the lethal DCI wing have arrested an infamous fraudster who poses as a white lady to con unsuspecting car traders.
Bob Nyongesa disguised himself as Ryan Britney, purportedly living in Narok.
According to police reports, the suspect had called the vehicle owner Ali, posing as a prospective buyer.
He expressed willingness to buy the motor vehicle, a sleek Mercedes Benz at Sh1.4 Million.
Nyongesa then requested for more photos of the vehicle posted on Jiji.co.ke, before traveling to Nairobi where they would seal the deal.
Convinced that the prospective client was a serious buyer, Ali sent him more photos including the interior and other parts of the machine.
“Little did Ali know that he was dealing with a man, who was a smooth operator per excellence and who had honed his deception skills at Kamiti and Kodiaga prisons before his release.” DCI said in a report.
On the day they were supposed to seal the deal, an unfortunate incident occurred.
Nyongesa, posing as Ryan contacted the vehicle owner and told him that while on the way to Nairobi from Narok, her vehicle had hit several cows and goats belonging to Masai herdsmen, and the machete wielding herdsmen were at the verge of lynching her if she did not compensate them at Sh150, 000.
In a well scripted lie, Nyongesa, sent Ali images of livestock carcasses sprawled on a road and her purportedly damaged vehicle.
She appealed to Ali to send her the money and promised to refund once she accessed her bank in the capital, as she made payments for the vehicle.
“That was the last time Ali heard from Ryan Britney. Efforts to reach her henceforth became futile, as all calls to her phone number went unanswered.” DCI added
Nyongesa was arrested in Ongata Rongai by detectives based at DCI Langata and several SIM cards, Laptops and Mobile phones forming part of his tools of trade recovered.
The Langata based detectives were supported by their counterparts based at the DCI Nairobi regional command.
The suspect is currently behind bars at Langata police station pending arraignment tomorrow morning.