Cybercrime still runs high! A recent case of a 30-year-old Maasai Mara University graduate Wycliffe Moenga hacking into the National Payroll System and employing himself as a Member of Parliament says no less. He allegedly created the mysterious ‘Ombogo South Constituency’ in Nyamira County to siphon state funds.
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Mr Moenga would sink into the underworld in the pursuit of police officers. How he managed to self-employ himself as a civil servant is still a mystery to the Director of Criminal Investigation.
Hacker Wycliffe Moenga Embezzles Ombogo South Constituency
Posing as a Member of Parliament for the non-existent Ombogo South Constituency earned the Narok-based hacker Wycliffe Moenga a fortune. Sources say he successfully pocketed a one-month salary of a legislator including hefty allowances and benefits.
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Creating an additional constituency to the existing 290 benefitted Hacker Moenga with a lump sum of close to Ksh. 1 million.
|Basic salary||Ksh. 426,000|
|Sitting allowance||Ksh. 7,500 (max 120k)|
|Airtime allowance||Ksh. 15,000|
|House allowance||Ksh. 150,000|
|Market adjustment||Ksh. 134,000|
|MP earnings||Ksh. 800,000+|
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Ombogo South Constituency would have become the fifth in Nyamira County had detectives not realized in time. Other constituencies in the region include;
- Borabu Constituency
- Kitutu Masaba Constituency
- North Mugirango Constituency
- West Mugirango Constituency
The Kenyan government has not yet responded to this matter even as police investigations are ongoing.
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Netizens are now giving credit to the self-proclaimed ‘genius’ Member of Parliament. Critics are on the other hand directing fingers at the government for running on insecure systems.
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Verified Twitter user SADDAM HUSSEIN directly poked holes into the unfortunate incident.
“Apart from 30-year-old Wycliffe Moenga hacking into the government system, creating a new constituency names it Ombogo South and elects/employs himself as MP, earning a salary and allowances for a month In other news, a daring Nairobi thief breaks into Makadara Police Station and steals an afandes 19k and a kadunda phone. Kenya is on bangi. It must be given milk!”@IbnulHussein.
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Elsewhere, Kabarak University Facebook page was recently hacked by an Indonesian teenager demanding Ksh. 68,000. Luckily, it was recovered with help from Facebook Meta experts.
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The short-lived ‘Ombogo South Constituency’ is a practical joke in our digital economy era. After all, hacker Wycliffe Moenga could only be one case in a million.