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An MP defrauded in Sim Swap Saga testifies in court.

by Robert Guyana

Member of Parliament for Matungulu, Stephen Mule testifies at Milimani law courts before senior principal magistrate Gilbert Shikwe during the hearing of a case where Boniface Kipngetich Kirui is charged with stealing over Ksh 170,000 from the legislator through various mobile phone lending applications after he swapped his phone and created fictitious accounts in March this year.

According to the charge sheet, Bonface Kipngetich Kirui on march 2023 swapped Stephen Mule’s phone number and stole over ksh 170,000 from M-Pesa account, Timia account, Mshwari account, Vooma app, KCB M-Pesa account and KCB bank account.

Hon. Mule told Court that he was at Eldoret when realized his phone had lost network then proceeded to Eldoret Safaricom Customer care where the network was restored.

Accused Kirui Benson

However, later during the night the sim card lost network again, however, upon consulting Safaricom customer care number he was told that the line had been swapped.

He told the court how he was shocked after the accused person explained to him how he managed to swap his sim card and creating fictitious accounts in various banks in the MP’s name and borrowing loans from the banks.

He said it is a tragedy to educate young people with a lot of money only to used the same knowledge to frustrate members of the public when they fail to get employment after graduation.

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