How Matungulu MP lost 133,000 to Sim Swap Fraudsters

Matungulu MP Stephen Mutinda Mule lost over 133,000 in his Mpesa account to Sim Swap fraudsters between March 24 and March 26.

The suspect Boniface Kirui was arraigned before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina on Monday. He was charged with 8 counts of unauthorized interference with computer data, stealing, and identity theft.

Kirui was charged with stealing Ksh. 133,785 from the M-Pesa account, Timiza Account, Mshwari account, Vooma App, KCB M-pesa account, and KCB Bank account of Matungulu MP Stephen Mule.

According to Tuko.co.ke, The Prosecution told the court that on April 12, 2023, Kirui intentionally and without authority changed the Safaricom details of Marakwet West MP Timothy Toroitich by causing unauthorized interference to the Safaricom computer data of the legislator.

MP Toroitich’s Simcard suddenly lost network and he thought it was normal network loss, when he asked his Personal Assistant to call him, the phone was answered by another person.

The legislator called Safaricom customer care and they informed him his line had been swapped. Over 547,000 was then transferred from his bank account.

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