Vihiga Governor, DG warn public against fraudsters

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Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo speaking to the press in a past address
Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo speaking to the press in a past address

Vihiga County government has warned the public of fraudsters out to take advantage of government projects for selfish gains.

Governor Wilber Ottichilo and his Deputy Governor Patrick Saisi issued the warning in the wake of scammers making up nonexistent County government programs with an intention of picking money from the public.

Addressing the press at the County headquarters, the two leaders cautioned of social media fraudsters who have formed fake Facebook accounts alleged to be that of Governor Wilber Ottichilo which they are using to collect money from the public.

“I want the public to be cautious about individuals who have formed fake social media accounts in my name which they are using to con people with a promise of giving them loans. Let me state categorically that there is nothing like Ottichilo loans,” he said.

The two leaders revealed that they have reported the issue to detectives who have commenced investigations and those who are behind the scheme will soon be arrested.

Saisi urged those who have already fallen victims to come out and help security agents with relevant information which will lead to the arrest of the fraudsters. “We are reliably informed that these fraudsters are asking for close to Kshs 2000 as facilitation fee from interested parties. If you get such people just know they are conmen out to tarnish the name of the Governor,” said Saisi.