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Kenya Prisons denounce con game expose

Kenya Prisons Service has denounced an expose by a local media house purporting to reveal how inmates at Kamiti Maximum Prison con unsuspecting members of the public of millions of shillings.

The expose appears to capture the suspected con games used by inmates at the correctional facility.

This has been denied by the Kenya Prisons Service which termed exposé fabrications.

“We wish to clarify that one David Tett, a former prisoner, who was referred to in the clip aired on April 18, 2022, as a mastermind of the vice (con game), was transferred from Kamiti Maximum Security Prison to Kamiti Medium Security Prison on July 22, 2021, from where he was eventually released on September 9, 2021,” the statement read in part.

Tett, son of former assistant minister Betty Tett, and who reportedly features prominently in the video, had been sentenced to death for violently robbing his foster father, William Tett, but is now a free man according to the Kenya Prisons Service.

In the expose, he appears to be the man speaking while impeccably faking a British accent, while posing as a foreigner who is in Kenya but on his way to South Sudan.

Towards the end of the video, he is heard inquiring about the victim’s age, among other personal information.