September 28, 2022

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Police hunt for fake county chief

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Authorities in Laikipia are looking for a suspected fraudster purporting to be the new County Commissioner posted in the area and also claiming he would assist residents acquire firearm licenses.

Area County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri told the press in Nanyuki the man was targeting prominent personalities by calling and introducing himself as the new county boss and that he would facilitate them to get gun license at “a small fee.”

He said the DCI has launched investigations into the matter, adding that the suspect has been using different mobile phone numbers to fleece residents.

“I would like to caution residents of Laikipia not to fall prey to such a fraudster,” Kanyiri said, adding that anyone willing to get a firearm license should follow the laid down procedures from the police service.

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