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Man Impersonating Sudanese Army General Arrested

There was chaos as a man impersonating a Sudanese military General was arrested in Kenya.

The man identified as Arafat Ikimu alias Rashid Koweh Bin Omar was arrested by Serious Crimes detectives of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

DCI Director George Kinoti said he was arrested Westlands and will be charged on Monday.

“He is in our custody pending arraignment with charges of Personation and Obtaining by False Pretences being preferred,” Kinoti said.

According to police, the suspect has been targeting unsuspecting high-ranking women and luring them into non-existent deals worth millions.

Among his victims, DCI says, is a female director who lost Sh million to the suspect.

“The suspect has been targeting unsuspecting high ranking females within the country and in the course of their interactions lures them into non-existent deals thereby defrauding them millions of shillings,” he said.

In Other News – At least 50 killed in collapsed gold mine in east Congo

At least 50 people are thought to have died when an artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon, a local mining NGO said.

The cave-in occurred on the “Detroit” mine site at around 3 p.m. local following heavy rains, said Emiliane Itongwa, president of the Initiative of Support and Social Supervision of Women.

“Several miners were in the shaft which was covered and no one could get out. We are talking about 50 young people,” Itongwa said.

Photos and videos on social media showed hundreds of people, some of whom could be heard wailing on a hillside around the mine-shaft entrance. Learn More

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