SAFARICOM IT GURU CHARGED WITH MILLIONS THEFT.

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Safaricom IT expert Dennis Njagi Kimathi before a Nairobi Court.
BY NT REPORTER.

A Safaricom IT expert has been charged with stealing millions of shillings

Dennis Njagi Kimathi is accused that between 20 and 24 of June this year at unknown place is Nairobi, being Safaricom Limited employee stole 3,745,000 million from Safaricom limited which came to his possession by virtue of his access as an employee.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges but he was detained for five days pending investigations.

Investigating officer urged the court to detain the IT expert since he can access Safaricom system from anywhere and temper with investigations.

He said the circumstances under which the theft occurred is that the said suspect who had a limited access to the paybill system of Safaricom unfrozen an account that had been frozen by another staff on suspicion of PayBill fraud.

“After unfreezing the said PayBill account , it became active allowing the other end users who are suspects to transact and stole Kshs 3,745,000” said the officer.

He did not attach a notice to the said PayBill account indicating the reasons as to why he had unfrozen the same which is a requirement by Safaricom.

They further claim after internal investigations, it was established that the suspect had made several suspicious log in’s using his IP address .

Police have not yet arrested other suspects.

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