Man remanded for conning teacher Sh218k in fake TSC job deal

Police say the suspect lives lavishly together with her mother, an accomplice.

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•He was arrested at his mother's house in Tena estate of Umoja within Embakasi East subcounty on Friday, September 16.

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A 20 – year – old man has been remanded at Industrial Area prison for allegedly conning an unemployed teacher Sh218, 000 in a fake TSC job deal in Nairobi.

Makadara law courts magistrate Eric Mutunga ordered Ronaldo Mambo Munyao to be remanded until he deposits Sh100,000 bond and surety of the same amount.

Munyao who was arraigned before the magistrate on Monday pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.

He was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony mainly obtaining money by false pretence.

The prosecution told the court that Munyau's main accomplice, his mother, was still at large.

He was arrested at his mother's house in Tena estate of Umoja within Embakasi East sub-county on Friday, September 16.

The court heard that on diverse dates between July 4 and August 10, the woman who masquerades as TSC director based at the TSC headquarters in Nairobi met the complainant, Nicholas Kiplang’at, at Embakasi East sub-county and introduced herself as TSC director based at TSC headquarters and could help him secure a teaching vacancy at a school in Kathiani, Machakos County.

The woman is said to have introduced the complainant to the defendant who impersonated Kathiani's sub-county director of education.

The two are said to have taken advantage of the national mass teachers' employment between June and July 2022 to dupe the complainant.

Kiplangat said he was introduced to the woman by one of his friends who was also looking for a job but couldn't meet the woman's demands since he didn't have money.

According to detectives investigating the case, both the woman and son have saved their contacts as TSC director and Kathiani sub-county director of education respectively on the true caller.

Munyau is said to have received the money from the complainant on Mpesa.

An officer privy to the investigations said the woman on the run has two other similar active cases in Dandora and Buruburu police stations.

In Dandora, the woman is said to have conned a parent by promising to secure her child a form one admission at Kenya High.

She cheated on the complainant that she was a friend of the school's principal.

The complainant suspected foul play after the woman failed to provide her with an admission letter as she had promised thereby reporting the incident to the Dandora police station.

In a pending case in Buruburu, the woman conned another unsuspecting job seeker of some cash after promising the person a teaching job which never materialized.

Police have raised concerns about the increased cases of cons in the city.

In another incident, Robert Ashuma Omusula was on September 16, sent to Industrial Area prison where he has since been remanded after he failed to raise Sh70, 000 bond at Makadara law courts.

Omusula was charged with obtaining money by false pretence after he was arrested on September 13.

The suspect is accused of conning the complainant, David Otieno, Sh150, 000, on February 11, 2021, on the pretence that he was a businessman and therefore would supply him with sugar.

After receiving the money, he went under and switched off his phone.

He had since then been dodging police dragnet until he was arrested on September 13, 2022.

He will appear in court on October 4, 2022, for the case's mention with a hearing slated for November 18, 2022.

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