This Safaricom Manager Stole Phones Worth 69 Million Shillings

This is Stanley Opiyo, a former manager at Safaricom.

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Stanley allegedly stole mobile phones valued at over Kes. 69.5 million in the period between April 12 and December 23, 2016. What? How did he manage to do that? It still remains a mystery.

The former account relationship manager at Safaricom Centre in Westlands appeared in court on Tuesday where he was accused of stealing of 814 assorted mobile phones valued at Kes. 69,510,569. That’s a staggering amount.

His lawyer, however, managed to get him released on bond arguing that he was not a “flight risk.”

The accused is a father of two, the youngest being one and half months old and the other is 2-years-old. He is not a flight risk and will not interfere with witnesses.

Well, he might not be a flight risk but he surely is a communication risk. It’s great to see Safaricom fishing out crooked employees. Last year, employees who were fleecing customers money through a subscription service known as Cheza Games were also arrested. Many people whose airtime had been unfairly deducted were refunded. Including me of course. Way to go Safaricom.