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Akothee shares on how she was conned

By Freya Wanjiku November 15th, 2022 2 min read

Singer Esther Akoth aka Akothee is the latest celebrity to be conned.

On Monday, the mother of five, who is currently building a school in Rongo, Migori County, said the conman used the school project to con her Sh5,000.

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According to Akothee, Mr. Dickson claimed to be attached to the Kenya Forest Service and wanted to donate timber towards her project.

He asked her to cater for transportation, she was hesitant at first, but the man was aggressive.

“He then sent us photos to confirm that the timber had been loaded and that his boss is waiting for us to fuel the lorry for the timber to be delivered. He said how much he loves to give back to the community and that he loves the work that I do,” she narrated.

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“He had insisted on meeting and talk to me directly since I am the founder of the foundation,” she wrote on Facebook.

After several calls from the man, the singer gave in and asked Dickson to go fuel at a petrol station and share the pay bill for direct payment purposes.

After the payment on November 5, 2022, Akothee has not heard from Dickson. She was forced to reach out to Kenya Forest Services, who confirmed she was conned.

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She was further informed that several people had been conned the same way.

“Since November 5 we waited for the lorry to arrive at the Akothee Foundation warehouse until today, it’s been in vein. I have called Mr Julius of Kenya Forest and he has confirmed to me that several people, including me have been conned and the profile picture the guy is using is not his, but an innocent officer’s. Well be very aware the market is congested,” she added.

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In July, the Singer, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed president of single mothers Akothee made public her plans to build a school that will support the less fortunate in society.

She revealed that her foundation, the Akothee Foundation, which has been involved in many charity events in the past, will soon roll out its most ambitious plan yet, building the school on the 7 acres of land she donated to the foundation.

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