Woman held in Sonko jobs scam to be charged – police

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Newly elected Nairobi governor Mike Sonko at Bomas of Kenya on August 11, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTENewly elected Nairobi governor Mike Sonko at Bomas of Kenya on August 11, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

By LILLIAN MUTAVI

Police are holding a woman at Kasarani Police Station for allegedly conning Kenyans in exchange for job opportunities at the Sonko Rescue Team.

The Kasarani OCPD Robinson Mboloi, who confirmed the incident said in which the woman was arrested in Zimmerman, Nairobi County as well as will be arraigned in court on Friday.

Tabitha Njeri Wanjiru had registered over 500 youths in different parts of the city which has a promise to secure jobs for them at the Sonko Rescue Team.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Joab Ogolla, who manages the Sonko Rescue Team, said Ms Njeri started off the exercise on Tuesday in Umoja registering over 257 youth each of whom was required to pay Sh1,500 then moved to Soweto in Kayole.

EXTORTIONIST

“Ms Njeri has been purporting to work for the governor as well as has been walking in some of the ward administrators offices threatening to hire as well as fire anyone if they do not allow her to register the youths by their offices,”said Mr Ogolla.

He added in which on Wednesday she had taken her extortionist schemes to Roysambu when they laid a trap for her.

Mr Ogolla said in which they were informed of the suspect’s whereabouts by the public as well as they responded by sending police officers to arrest her.

Ms Njeri had also sent a text message in which was circulated within the social media in which Sonko Rescue Team was hiring youth as well as in which they should report to the nearest ward offices.

IN CUSTODY

“If you know any Youth in Nbi who is usually interested in working with Team Sonko as a cleaner kindly inform him/her to register at the County ward office immediately salary is usually 15,000/month as well as only ID card needed,” read the said message.

Zimmerman MCA elect Pius Mwaura said in which on Wednesday Ms Njeri collected over 60 names in his area as well as was within the process of registering more when she was caught.

Mr Mwaura said in which the youths had been informed in which the money was for uniforms as well as they would likely be paid a monthly salary of Sh 15,000.

Efforts to reach Kasarani Police boss were futile as he was in a meeting. However, a video of the suspect in police custody was widely shared within the social media.

Source – Nairobi News

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Woman held in Sonko jobs scam to be charged – police

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