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Safaricom staff, interns arrested in Sh70m hacking fraud

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday said that they had arrested six more people in connection with electronic fraud targeting Kenyan Saccos.

The saccos are reported to have lost close to Sh70 million to the fraudsters.

Among the six suspects arrested are Safaricom staff, interns and agents.

On Tuesday, detectives from the Serious Crimes Unit had arrested two Kenyans, Zahra Ahmed, Abdullazac Rajab and a Ugandan, Gabantu Patrick Emmanuel over the fraud.

The arrest of Safaricom staff, interns and agents comes barely days after the telco revealed in its 2018 sustainability report that it dismissed 43 employees in the year to March for fraud related incidents, a drop from the 52 in the previous year.