Nakuru Man Busted For Impersonating Devolution CS's Brother

32-year-old Victor Kiprono Ng'eno.
32-year-old Victor Kiprono Ng'eno.

32-year-old Victor Kiprono Ng'eno, who posed as a Magistrate at the Nakuru Law Courts to defraud members of the public was arrested on Saturday, October 9 by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives.

Ng'eno, who is also accused of impersonating Devolution CS Charles Keter's brother, was nabbed after he disguised himself as the magistrate to obtain over Ksh1.6 million from a man in Nakuru County in 2018.

Ng'eno, who was privy to an ongoing civil case involving the victim at the said law courts, sought a meet up with him where he promised to expedite the determination of the case in his favour.

When he shook Ng'eno's hand in agreement after the fake assurance, the victim had walked himself into a financial trap laid by the fraudster.

The months that followed saw the victim part with Ksh1,664,230 in the pursuit of justice which to him had taken too long.

"Shock of his life struck when he enquired about the "magistrate" at the courts, only to be told that no one by Ng'eno's name and description was ever a judicial officer anywhere in the county.

"Efforts by the victim to reach Ng'eno by all means previously used went futile, as the latter vanished with his felonious kill," read the detectives' statement in part.

Devastated by the turn of events that regrettably left him poorer, the victim reported the matter to the detectives based in Nakuru, who have since maintained Ng'eno's name on the wanted list of notorious fraudsters.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter.

Hoping that three years was too long for his manhunt, Ng'eno had sneaked back to Nakuru County in his previous fashion and style.

But before he could fully regain his composure and strike again, he was handcuffed by the police officers on Saturday.

He is now being held at Nakuru Police Station, pending arraignment at the court he wished to serve at, on Tuesday, October 12.

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