Nairobi’s conmen have used several tricks to fleece Nairobians over the years and some of the tricks in their fraudulent bags have become sophisticated:

1. Sweepstake winners
They mostly insist that they are from Meru (or any
other upcountry town) and don’t know their way around Nairobi.

They will target men, since on average men are greedier. They show you the ticket that they have won Sh1 million and ask for help with directions, mostly to a dingy building in the CBD.

Once you get there they promise to share a percentage of the windfall
but will insist that they cannot enter the building because they are afraid and suspicious of Nairobi and its denizens.

They will their victim for an ID, money or even proof that you will not disappear with the ticket.

Naively, many individuals agree to part with whatever they have as a guarantee that they will come back.

As you climb the stairs, smiling on your luck on a Tuesday afternoon, they disappear.

When you get to the right office, you will encounter a totally different office that has received many visitors of your kind.

Via Nation


BEWARE! Job seekers this is for you!

If anyone calls you, claiming to be an employee of Commercial Bank of Africa and tells you that they are
recruiting for customer executives, and that you need to pay a refundable fee of 1000 shillings via M-PESA or any other means, do not bother!

Via James (Thika resident)


This happened to a driver with 2NK he was driving his matatu to nairobi he recieved a call
instructing him to pick up some bananas that were beside the road near thika.
The caller said he was in nrb T-room waiting, sure enough the driver found the said bananas and he picked them up even before he arrived at nairobi, he was arrested for theft.

This is what happens:a mkora gets to know about some goods on the roadside and he telephones a driver along that route, the driver may pickup the goods unnoticed/
undetected and deliver them to the con artist and get paid the transport fee but in the event that the driver is found picking the goods the mkora will disown him.

This trend is prevalent in the nrb-thika route.

Via Mike ( Matatu driver)

Police officer arrested over Sh30m highway robbery

Pastor charged with fraud, robbery with violence