- 11 fraudulent motor vehicle registration suspects arrested by DCI.
- One of the main suspect Jimmy Kibet was arrested in a house in Lavington.
Sleuths attached to Criminal investigations department DCI have arrested 11 suspects linked to fraudulent registration of Motor vehicles at National Transport and Safety Authority.
This following an audit of the NTSA Transport Integrated Management System TIMS which was beckoned by suspecting that rogue NTSA officials were operating back office accounts to register vehicles fraudulently.
‘‘In the ongoing probe conducted by Cybercrime sleuths based at the National Forensic Laboratory, the main suspect identified as Jimmy Kibet Wayans, was arrested at a house in Lavington where he operated a suspicious account that had infiltrated the TIMS system to illegally introduce vehicles. For instance, in the months of March and April alone, 47 vehicles had their chassis changed while 54 were fraudulently added into the system, laying bare the extent of the fraud perpetuated by the criminals. Further investigations reveal that the suspect who is not an employee of NTSA had major back office roles and was in control of several other fictitious user accounts in the NTSA system,’’ DCI said.
One of the main suspect Jimmy Kibet was arrested in a house in Lavington.
The sting operation also left other three NTSA officials Antony Waithaka,David Migwi and David Kimaren arrested.
‘‘Following the revelation, three NTSA employees Anthony Waithaka, David Migwi and David Kimaren were also arrested, in the elaborate criminal enterprise that also involves officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority. So far, one suspect from KRA identified as Boniface Njoroge has been arrested as detectives burn the midnight candle to bring all the suspects involved in this high level fraud denying the government the much needed revenue to book. Also arrested were Denis Wafula, Anthony Kariuki and Marvin Renisi. Others are Julius Kiprop, Amos Muthaki and Caleb Odiambo.’’ The DCI statement reads in part.
Arraignment in Court
The suspects have been processed and will be arraigned in Court today.