DCI arrests money laundering, internet fraud suspect in Wundanyi

Some of the sim cards that were found in the house of cyber espionage suspect Archibald Kalela Mwandawiro following his arrest in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County, on October 18, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • Archibald Kalela Mwandawiro, a science expert at a local university, is believed to be linked to an electronic fraud syndicate in the country.
  • During his arrest, police found advanced communications equipment including 512 sim cards, 25 modems, an electric inverter, internet routers, a Global Systems for Mobile communications (GSM), a laptop and a mobile handset.

Detectives in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta county, have arrested a 56-year-old man on allegations of money laundering and internet fraud.


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