Bernard Mbunga, Catherine Mumbi among the dating sites luring scammers arrested in Ruaka, Kiambu

 

Dating site luring suspects in Ruaka names

 

Police arrest four suspects assumed to be part of a wicked organisation that has been enticing unsuspecting victims through online dating sites to their rooms before torturing and extracting money from them forcefully.


The suspects are Bernard Mbunga, Fredrick Mutiso Mutua, Catherine Mumbi Kivuva and Kelvin Nzioki were arrested in Ruaka, Kiambu County by sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).


According to the DCI, two of the suspects; Bernard Mbunga and Fredrick Mutiso Mutua, were ambushed in a house at Ruaka shopping centre torturing a Turkish national.


The third suspect; Catherine Mumbi Kivuva, who reportedly lured the victim to the said house following an online date, was also at the house where the three were immediately arrested.


The fourth suspect; Kelvin Nzioki, was arrested at the Ruaka Cooperative Bank ATM booth, having the victim’s ATM cards and pins ready for transactions, besides having obtained some cash through the victim’s M-Pesa.


“It has since been established that the first suspect (Bernard Mbunga) was wanted after escaping through a perimeter wall in an earlier incident where an Indian national was robbed in like manner at Imara Daima, before recruiting the new team that has been nabbed today,” added the DCI.

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