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Sh2.4m false amputation claim gets policeman in trouble

By Zadock Angira
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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A corporal attached to the Police Headquarters Jogoo House was paid Sh2.4 million after he falsely claimed that both his lower and upper limbs were amputated following a road accident.

Corporal Dominick Lusweti Masengeli had made the claims and was paid Sh2,440,320 by Pioneer Assurance Company.

A senior officer in charge of Administration at Jogoo House detected the fraud while checking the payment schedules prepared by the insurance company dated November 13.

The matter was on Monday handed over to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)

Insurance fraud has been a bigger problem in the country, with the perpetrators increasingly becoming creative.

Other forms include staging accidents, pretending that one has lost a valuable and then filing a claim