he betting craze has turned into a source of pain for some families, with some committing suicide over it. It has also led to family break-ups.
Police in Kisumu have launched investigations into the death of a University student.
The student, who was refered to as Papa Obote was found dangling from the roof of his house within Kisumu.
Obote is said to have committed suicide after losing a bet worth Sh75,000.
According to his close friends, the student took away his life because he lost a bet that could have earned him Ksh1.6 Million.
Neighbours who spotted the body raised alarm and alerted the police from a nearby station.
The police who visited the scene said that they discovered documents which indicated that the deceased was a student at Maseno University and was expected to pay school fees with the money.
The body was moved to the morgue for preservation and postmortem.
Elsewhere, Twitter swindler who allegedly conned a Nairobi love-struck woman of Sh3.5 million has finally been arrested and remanded.
It has been established that Mr. Emmanuel Gift Masinde, who was exposed mid-last year after he allegedly conned seven women off their hard-earned cash, was nabbed on December 22, 2022, and taken to the Industrial Area Prison.
In November 2022, the 27-year-old was exposed by a lawyer known as Francis Wanjiku Njoroge, saying that the suspect was a wanted man and anybody who would give information about his whereabouts will be given a reward of Sh100,000.
On an exclusive interview, the lawyer said the suspect had a warrant of arrest on his head but was escaping police dragnets.
“He was nabbed by the police and taken to Industrial Area Prison, the matter was heard in Court on January 2, 2023 and it will come up again in the next few weeks. We shall seek to have him jailed for 30 more days as the matter goes on,” said the lawyer.
Court documents seen by Nairobi News, reveal that the suspect conned Ms. CME of her Sh1.1 million.
According to the lawyer, Mr. Masinde was fond of going after women on social media. Before they could know it, they had already sent him money after he gave them false explanations.
In the court documents on the matter in which he conned Ms. CME, the suspect received the cash but never honored a court order to return the same.
The other six women he conned – and now in the same WhatsApp group seeking justice – are demanding they get their cash back.