Kilifi county govt officer arrested over conning allegations

Kilifi county govt officer arrested over conning allegations

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Kilifi, KENYA: Protocol officer in the office of the governor Kazungu John has been arrested by Criminal Investigation Officers for interrogation, after he was accused of conning a former Councilor Esther Kache.

The incident occurred at Gede police road block where Kazungu is said to have jumped out of Esther’s car, claiming to have been hijacked.

According to police, investigations have been launched against him.

Speaking to Baraka FM on phone on Saturday, Kache said John borrowed sh.300,000 from her using the name of Kilifi County governor Amason Kingi.

“Kazungu came to me in 2014 and claimed to have been sent by Governor Kingi to get money from me for a fundraising,” Kache said.

“Later on when i needed my money back, he said he would mobilize resources for me to get some tenders in the County government but nothing materialized and every time i asked for the money he used to dodge me,” she added.

Kache said finally she called him and promised her to get her money on Saturday, only to be shocked by his response.

“When  I called him last he promised me to pick my money at his Home but I was really shocked when he claimed I had hijacked him. All I need is the law to follow its course so that I can get my money,” Kache said.

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The protocal officer has been released by the CID until Monday when the interogation will carry on.