Fraud –A total of 24 employees at Safaricom were sacked due to fraud related offenses at the Westlands-based giant telco company.
This exercise was conducted upto March 2022 in what is referred to as the latest sustainability efforts and report released on Tuesday October 18.
This conclusion was reached at after the company conducted 27 investigations to ascertain the fraud that had led to millions of client money getting lost.
“Sim-swap, a modern form of fraud, has resulted in several Kenyans losing money running into hundreds of thousands of shillings per victim.
“Sim-swap fraud is not only a concern to Kenya but other countries across the continent and the globe,” the report outlined.
After thorough investigations had been completed, the management reached to a conclusion that 24 workers should be stopped from reporting to work as three remained warned.
In the same sustainability report, it is also disclosed that five others had been fronted to government agencies for further action.
Ten cases, from the Tuesday report, were related to SIM-swap fraud. This being an increased number by four from the previous year.
Eight others breached policies of the company as seven were linked to asset misappropriation hence messing with the processes of safeguarding the company with its clients.
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