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Notorious Fraudster Seth Okute Nabbed By DCI With Guns, Ammunition After Heist

Seth Okute, a failed politician from Karachuonyo, Homabay, has been previously arrested for gold fraud and obtaining money by false pretense.

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Notorious conman Seth Steve Okute has been arrested once again, and this time, with a cache of weapons including illegal firearms and ammunition. Okute, a failed politician hailing from Homa Bay’s Karachuonyo constituency, who has active cases relating to fraudulent money obtaining and gold scams was arrested by Kenya’s DCI sleuths after a tip-off from intelligence agencies.
Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI posted on their social media handles
Detectives have recovered two firearms and over 470 rounds of ammunition of 9mm and 5.56 mm calibre, after arresting 10 suspects believed to have defrauded $534,000 USD (Sh67.3 Million) from 2 American citizens….
Seth Steve Okuthe, the Director NewSkys Global Cargo Movers and Brunoh Otieno Oliende alias Oyugi were the first to be arrested following a report made by Ms Marjorie R. Grant, an American based investor living Los Angeles, California. His arrest led to the arrest of the second suspect Brunoh at his palatial home in Kitusuru, where heavy metallic boxes suspected to be used in storage of crucial exhibits were recovered…
Following the raid, Samuel Waithaka was found in possession of a Sigsauer P229 Pistol while his accomplice Steve Okute was found in possession of a Baretta pistol loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition. A Gilboa riffle suspected to have been using the 5.56mm ammo was found missing during the raid.
A thorough search was also conducted in the offices leading to the recovery of 3 laptops, suspected mineral stones coated in gold and silver colours, a Cheque book issued by a local bank, briefcase containing metal analyser tools, cash counting machines, rubber stamp inscribed Bukule Tereno Advocates Kinshasha and assorted metal rods.
It is while the detectives were conducting the raid that they found the arrested Indian National Siva Sakthi Veru, who had just jetted into the country, in the process of being defrauded over Sh25 Million and saved him from the fraudulent deal…

Seth Okute at a past ODM meeting

Interestingly, this is not the first time that Mr. Okute is being arrested after obtaining money from helpless people with false promises of delivering precious goods to them.

On the 6th of May 2021, Kenya’s DCI arrested Mr. Okute once again, and he had the honor of posing for a photo session at the headquarters. According to the post by the DCI, Okute was being arrested for the umpteenth time in relation to
 Last evening, detectives arrested two suspects for defrauding an Italian preacher-cum-businessman, over Sh19.5 Million.
The suspects, Gideon Nuka a Nigerian national and Seth Steve Okuthe, whom we have arrested on several occasions on fraud charges, were arrested after they failed to deliver a shipment of gold to Dubai as earlier agreed…..

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