Officers from the Directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) last night arrested eleven suspects connected to the unlawful registration of sim cards.
The officers confiscated two laptops and approximately 15000 assorted sim cards. They also confiscated four agent lines, two Safaricom registration books, one Airtel registration book, one agent number, assorted ATMs and assorted cell phones.
The DCI have started an operation on sim card fraudsters in a bid to reduce the number of innocent Kenyans who get duped and also to reduce the numbers of illegally registered sim cards that are usually used by robbers.
Also confiscated during the operation include:#four Agent Lines, #two Safaricom Registration Books, #one Airtel Registration Book,#one Agent Number,#several assorted ATMS, #one Safaricom Modem & #several assorted cellphones.The operation by #DCI on #simcard fraudsters continues. pic.twitter.com/4Op0ZXyJsO
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) July 29, 2018
The eleven suspects will be arraigned in court on Monday.
Kenyans on twitter have lauded the efforts by officers from the DCI saying that the institution had gotten stronger under the leadership of George Kinoti.
Here are some of the reactions:
Oh yes. .. This team is full of inspiration more than ever before. … #GreatWork #MakingKenyaGreatAgain . … It's my prayer that God showers you @DCI_Kenya with is His wisdom as you redeem #Kenya from criminal cartels. ..
— Stephen Musili (@stevemusilih) July 29, 2018
Thanks. How I wish the Telcos has been cooperating.
— Bernard Koech (@KoechBernard) July 29, 2018
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