Scammer impersonates NRM boss, cons public of cash

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The NRM Secretariat has warned the general public of an unscrupulous person impersonating Dr. Kenneth Omona (Deputy National Treasurer) and soliciting money from members the public.

Rogers Mulindwa, the NRM Communications Officer, says the suspect has on several occasions used text and WhatsApp messages or called Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament, the clergy, relatives, friends and security personnel among other categories of the public.

He has been using a telephone number 0716711541 among others, to borrow money or ask for financial support on allegations of being sick, stranded within or abroad or being in an emergency situation requiring urgent attention.

“This act has been ongoing for over six months and we perceive it as an attempt to tarnish the personal image of Dr Kenneth Omona and/or the institution of the NRM secretariat,” Mulindwa said.

This matter has already been reported to the police and investigations are ongoing.

“The NRM Secretariat therefore wishes to further clarify that: Dr. Kenneth Omona has not been reaching out to the general public for any form of financial assistance.”

“The Deputy National Treasurer is not carrying out any fundraising. The general public is cautioned to be vigilant against such unscrupulous people to avoid falling victims to their acts and report to the police or in this case to our security desk at the party headquarters located on Plot 10, Kyadondo road in Kampala.”

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