• Rift Valley head of DCI Francis Wanjau confirmed the arrest and said he was under interrogation.

• Mutai had vied and failed as an MCA in 2022 polls in Bomet.

Suspected Mulot SIM swap syndicate leader David Mutai alias Hillary Langat Matindwet arrested on Friday December 30, 2022 morning in Kericho Town.
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The alleged Mulot SIM swap syndicate leader David Mutai alias Hillary Langat Matindwet was Friday, December 30th morning arrested in Kericho Town.

He was arrested outside the local KCB bank.

Members of the public who spotted him alerted the police who were manning the premise and arrested him.

He was taken to the local DCI offices ahead of planned movement to Nairobi and later prosecution.

Rift Valley head of DCI Francis Wanjau confirmed the arrest and said he was under interrogation.

“He was arrested this morning and our officers are talking to him before we know the way forward,” he said.

Mutai had vied and failed as an MCA in 2022 polls in Bomet.

On Wednesday, detectives unmasked a man whom they alleged to be the mastermind of the infamous Mulot SIM swap syndicate.

The DCI alleged that the suspect, who is at large, has several cases and warrants of arrest hanging around his neck.

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