Safaricom employees Douglas Kiplimo (L) and Linda Najoli who were arrested for SIM Swapping fraud in Eldoret. Linda was arraigned in court on Thursday July 26 2018 to face cybercrime charges.

An employee of telecommunications giant Safaricom a******d on Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in the SIM-swap f***d was arraigned in an Eldoret court yesterday charged with cybercrime.

Ms Linda Najoli Idodi, who was a******d with an accomplice Douglas Kiplimo, appeared before Eldoret chief magistrate Charles Obulutsa charged with s******g from a Safaricom client by illegally accessing the clients account.

The court was informed that the s******s used a computer to withdraw Sh. 38,000 from Anne Cherop Tarus’s account.

The magistrate ordered that the s*****t be remanded at Eldoret central police station to give the p*********n time to complete its investigations. The s*****t also faces a similar charge in Kitale.

Obulutsa further directed that the s*****t be brought to court on Monday July 30 if the case in Kitale will not proceed.

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Najoli and Kiplimo were apprehended in Eldoret, on suspicion of being involved in the SIM swap f***d. Detectives indicate they are also wanted by the Directorate of C******l Investigation (DCI) in Molo, Kitale and Garsen. Kiplimo is however yet to be brought to court.

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