The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) is appealing for information on the whereabouts of Reynold Nelson Shikhule.
Shikhule has been described as a serial fraudster whose criminal undertakings have set dozens of his victims into untold economic suffering.
“The Unit’s attention was drawn to numerous individual appeals by victims on social media networks, requesting their followers who may be privy to Reynold’s whereabouts to inform them, with some pledging monetary rewards for the information.” DCI statement read in part.
“But the crafty felon that Reynold Nelson Shikhule is, is not new to corridors of justice. He has mastered his way through the criminal justice system, whenever he is arraigned in court and is released on bond or cash bail for fraud-related cases.” It continued.
Shikhule wears many hats to swindle the unsuspecting members of the public.
“The 27-year-old who wears different hats to ensnare his targets, mostly oses as an established investor at an online Forex Trade platform and a serious car dealer with connections globally.” The DCI said.
Raymond is accused by SCU of defrauding a Microsoft East Africa Systems employee Sh5M between August and October 2018, by falsely pretending to invest the money at an online forex trade that would earn the victim good monthly returns.
The accused had thereafter disappeared in thin air, leaving behind scanty marks of his trace until June 2019 when SCU detectives nabbed and charged him before a Kiambu court for Obtaining Money by False Pretenses.
He was released on an Sh. 1M bond alternatively giving an Sh.500,000 cash bail.
After several hearings, the suspect made an application to settle the matter outside the court by returning the victim’s money but went ahead to issue two bad cheques to the victim in February 2020.
He absconded court in all the subsequent hearings, which saw a warrant of arrest issued against him by the Chief Magistrate Court Kiambu.
Recently, a compilation of fraud cases that signaled his involvement was done by the SCU, triggering his profiling which established that his face, con trick, and fraudulence were being run on various social media sites. Little has been left known of his trace.
The SCU detectives requested members of the public who know his whereabouts of him to submit the information to DCI.