Fake Street Boys Con Kenyans to Contributing Over 493,000 Shillings

By Virginia Mwangi / March 14, 2019




Tough economic times and lack of employment has seen many young Kenyans engage in acts that are not only illegal but unbelievable and the case of con artists pretending to street children is not only shocking but an eye-opener.

Dennis Njuguna, Derrick Mwangi and Joseph Kimani had wowed Kenyans on social media with their ‘songs’ which have turned out to be already recorded and their talent.

Kenyans led by Philanthropist Ndung’u Nyoro raised 493,000 shillings which were to go to taking care of the three young and recording their purported music.

Nyoro who had campaigned online to garner financial support for the three ‘street boys’ raised a red flag after a live video of the young men on Facebook had followers mentioning that the ‘street boys’ had deliberately applied oil on their faces and worn torn clothes to con Kenyans.

“In the process of doing the video, I sensed that they had applied the greasing oil on purpose and tried to probe them. However, they were smart in their answers,” Nyoro informed adding that he had opened an M-Changa Paybill for them which had raised over 290,000 shillings.

“It’s been a process trying to find out the truth. Now I have come to a realization they were not honest. They purposefully did that to attract public attention,” a regretful Nyoro said further revealing that there were additional 203,000 shillings donated by a Nairobi church towards the same cause.

It has also been noted that the con artist’ sluggish way of talking was similar to that of street children and dirty clothes with dark skin as if applied black oil but all that changed in a span of 24 hours which was weird.

“They had ‘reformed’ day after and had a normal conversation. Even the oil which was deliberately applied on their faces lasted for a day,” noted Nyoro.

The three young men were however arrested after their plan to defraud a Kenyan in diaspora failed. Dennis Njuguna is said to have pretended to be Muigai Njoroge, a popular male gospel artist, and requested for financial aid to work on a project that had ‘stalled’.

“Concerned, she requested for contacts and when the said fraud sent his number it turned out to be from ‘street talent’ boy,” Ndungu Nyoro revealed.

The three fraudsters were arrested on 14th March at Gatundu North, where they lived, after threatening to stab their neighbor for exposing them.

Nyoro revealed that he had spent a whole day in studio recording music for the “street boys” only to realize that the music had been previously recorded in 2014 by a totally different artist and the cons had gotten it from Youtube.

“That they chose to do gospel songs with all these fakeries leaves me in pain. Has the gospel industry sunk this low?” Nyoro posted on his Facebook page.

“I will instruct M-Changa to REVERSE all cash back to the donors. The donors can choose whether to continue supporting this fraud or channel elsewhere to their case of choice,” Nyoro concluded.

It is yet to be seen the consequences the three will face and where the funds will be driven but such acts are likely to scare people from contributing even when the cases are actually genuine.





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