REVEALED: How ‘Mchele’ Girls Recruited By Murdered Mirema Man Trapped, Robbed Men In Night Clubs

Detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have released fresh details on how Samuel Mugoh Muvota, a ring-leader of a drink-spiking gang, recruited a bevy of beautiful women to drug gullible Kenyans at various entertainment joints across Nairobi and its environs.

Muvota, who was shot and killed in cold blood along Mirema drive in Nairobi on Monday, purportedly recruited over 50 women, drawn from various neighbourhoods across the city, in the multi-million shilling racket that has seen many targets lose their life savings and hapless others lose their lives.

According to the DCI, after successfully recruiting his would-be accomplices with the allure of quick cash, Muvota would deploy them to popular clubs across the city in shifts after providing them with a drug known by the street name Tamuu that would discombobulate victims.

The drug, the DCI says, is categorized into four groups; Tamuu Red, Green, White and Blue and it is typically administered to mentally unstable patients at psychiatric institutions across the country. Tamuu was administered in doses, depending on the victim’s immunity.

“In Nairobi, they frequented club Switch in Kasarani, Whisky River along Kiambu road, Red Lion in Ruaka, Oklahoma Choma Zone, Lacascada, Aroma, Backroom, Mkwanju, Dragon and all the clubs along Kamiti road from Roysambu, 44 and Zimmerman,” DCI said in a statement.

In order to not raise suspicion, the women would order expensive liquor to convince male patrons imbibing on pints of beer around them that they were just regular merrymakers enjoying Nairobi’s alluring night life. Muvota would foot the bills of all expenses incurred during such nights from his base of operations in Roysambu and Githurai 44.

After successfully identifying and mingling with their targets, the women would then use their wits and God-given ‘attractions’ to make their victims drop their guards before spiking their drinks.

“If a man was very careful with his drink, the ladies would offer him an energy drink claiming that he was too drunk and not up to the task ahead. This would be followed by soft smooches that would stupefy the man in minutes,” said the DCI.

“In case that trick failed to work, they would escort a man (in case he was single) to his house and prepare coffee or scrambled eggs, for the man to eat. Single men and eggs are inseparable!”

Interestingly, the DCI added, none of the victims remember ever getting intimate with the vexing ‘Pishori’ handlers.

“Even those found wearing condoms in their vehicles, the damsels would do it to deter the man from seeking assistance immediately they woke up, by driving to a mobile service provider’s shop. The unforgiving daughters of Eve would even disappear with the victim’s pair trousers as this gave them time to deliver the stolen items and seep the bank accounts dry,” said the DCI.

After a successful operation, Muvota would redeploy the women to other clubs in different locations across the city in order to avoid detection. This trick would then be carried out repeatedly.

Muvota is said to have also rented houses for his accomplices in Gatundu along Kamiti corner and Kahawa Wendani where he would frequent to collect loot garnered which included phones, ID and ATM cards.

The women would then be compensated handsomely depending on what they were able to rake in during their night endeavours.

“Once the mobile phone, SIM card and ATM cards were in his possession, he would then call mobile phone service providers customer care agents, pretending to have forgotten his mobile money personal identification number and have it reset,” said the DCI.

“The thug would send all the money to his fraudulent bank accounts and also take loans from as many mobile money lending applications as possible adding more troubles to the never ending trials and tribulations of the boy child.”

Muvota was so well versed in his dealings that he never left any trails of his transactions despite at one point making around  Ksh.1 million per day.

In one case for instance, Muvota allegedly posed as a government official and duped over 100 youth in Embu by promising them casual jobs at the Lamu port and Mau Mau road.

“After a sumptuous meal of nyama choma washed down with a drink of one’s choice, he told the clueless job seekers that they all needed new SIM cards and three bank accounts each from the leading banks. He helped them register the accounts and paid for their ATM cards,” said the DCI.

“He later came back and asked them to register for mobile banking and use 1212 as the PIN number before collecting all the SIM cards, which he promised to deliver at the National Treasury, from where their salaries would be processed once they went to Lamu.”

Muvota however pulled a Houdini act leaving the youth in shambles but none of them reported the matter to the police until detectives arrested some for supposedly conducting illegal transactions amounting to thousands of shillings.

“The youths who had never come across such colossal sums of money were dumbfounded and that when detectives realized that they had been used as conduits and released them,” said DCI.

Detectives later discovered that Muvota had used their personal details to conduct the said transactions. The syndicate’s boss allegedly also recruited university students into the cartel and paid them Ksh. 5,000 for every bank account delivered.

“Muvota was well updated in his trade to the extent that he knew all the ATM’s within the city and its environs without a CCTV camera. To avoid detection, he introduced himself as a police inspector based at Kiambu, and true caller identified him as Inspector Morris-Kiambu,” said DCI.

Detectives are of the opinion that Muvota might have had a falling out with his accomplices, who are said to have fled to a neighbouring country, prior to his death. Sleuths are however currently in pursuit of his co-conspirators.

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