JANJARUKA

How Mambo Mbotela escaped being conned

Mbotela sort to find out from other family members whether a medical appeal was true

In Summary

• The old trick of raising funds for a sick relative didn't fool him

Leonard Mambo Mbotela
Leonard Mambo Mbotela
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Legendary radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela has told his con story of when a relative of his tried to illegally get many off him.

He shared this during the Janjaruka series, now on Switch TV as well as YouTube.

"A young man came to my house, I welcomed him well. He told me the granny was diabetic and was at the hospital and the bill was a little bit higher like Sh150,000," he said.

"He told me he had gathered Sh120,000 and that if I gave him Sh10,000, he would be very happy. When I looked at him, he looked like a person that showed his conmanship. He thought I was stupid, so I sent him back to come the next day."

Mbotela then sort to find out from other family members whether this was true.

"Because he was someone that I knew, I called my aunt. She confirmed that that granny was sick and the hospital bill had already been settled. To make matters worse, the granny had already died two weeks ago and had been buried," he said.

"She told me that the young man was known to be deceptive. That young man came back after two days, knowing that I was going to give him the money. I told him to look for work and get money in the correct manner. To date, I've never seen him."