The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched a manhunt for two suspects wanted for crimes of bank fraud in Nairobi.
In a statement on their social media pages on Wednesday, November 11, DCI published the images of the two wanted suspects asking Kenyans with any information that may lead to their arrest to report to the nearest police station.
The agency identified the suspects as Gerald Gatheru Mwai ID/No. 23463386 and Gladys Mwara Kamau ID/No. 27293605.
The suspects are accused of engaging in various banking fraud incidents in the city.
The DCI had obtained a warrant of arrest from a Nairobi court on October 16, 2020.
“Wanted persons in connection with banking fraud offenses. The underlisted suspects, Gerald Gatheru Mwai and Gladys Mwara Kamau are wanted by DCI pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by Chief Magistrate Court Milimani on 16th October, 2020.”
“Any person with information that may lead to their arrest to contact DCI Headquarters section, the nearest Police station,” reads the DCI’s statement.
#WANTED PERSONS IN CONNECTION WITH BANK FRAUD OFFENCES
The underlisted suspects; Gerald Gatheru Mwai ID/No. 23463386 and Gladys Mwara Kamau ID/No. 27293605 are wanted by @DCI_Kenya pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by Chief Magistrate Court Milimani on 16th October, 2020. pic.twitter.com/dmt1WqTNhk
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 11, 2020
Cases of bank fraud and cybercrimes have been on the rise in the country.
In October, a prison constable- Charles Opollo Ndaga was arrested in possession of over 10,000 Sim Cards, four mobile phones and a laptop in a suspected sim Card fraud.
Two ICT students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) were also charged at the Milimani Law Courts in the same month for allegedly hacking NCBA Bank and stole Ksh25 million.