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Man arrested for impersonating Supreme Court judge in fake jobs scam

A man from Migori arraigned before court on accusations of impersonating a Supreme Court judge William Ouko and obtaining money as a result.

A man claiming to be Supreme Court Judge William Ouko was on Friday, December 15, arraigned at a Kiambu Law Court for allegedly swindling jobseekers. 

The suspect Oduor Leakey Amolloh, in a suspected choreographed scheme, swindled several jobseekers by promising to help them secure permanent and pensionable employment opportunities.

He also allegedly requested huge sums of money from unsuspecting Kenyans promising to influence court cases. 

The suspect who had set up cross-county operations, was apprehended after the Supreme Court judge received information about his fraudulent activities. 

Justice Ouko discovered the scheme on November 24, when he received information that a mobile number claiming to be his was being used for fraudulent activities.

He filed a report with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations which led to the arrest of the suspect.

The subsequent police investigation revealed that Amolloh had multiple residences in Nairobi, Kakamega, and Migori, suspected to be bases for his fraudulent operations.

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Documents filed in court indicate that letters, falsely attributed to various institutions, were used by the accused to secure employment for unsuspecting victims.

The DCI sought and obtained court orders to search Mr. Amolloh’s residences for relevant exhibits.

“According to court papers, on 24th November 2023, Justice William Ouko, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya received information that a mobile number purporting to be his mobile number was being used to defraud members of the public on the pretext that he could influence public employments. Using Justice Ouko’s name he also solicited and received money from unsuspecting victims. The Judge made a report to the police and upon recording a statement, investigations commenced,” a report released by the Judiciary read in part.

The DCI officers have also lined up some of the victims who will be interviewed to give more information about the suspect’s operations.

However, the suspect will be arraigned at Kisumu Law Courts on December 19, 2023.

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