scams you should never fall for in Nairobi
scams you should never fall for in Nairobi

There is a reason why the Kenya's capital city is known as 'Nairoberry' or 'shamba la mawe'.

This is because everyone in the city is here to look for ways to make ends meet either through legal or illegal means.

Some of the illegal means include conman-ship with these people prying on the poor and desperate Kenyans.

One Twitter user, Jamlick decided to do a thread of some of the scams these con men tend lure Kenyans in.

 

Top Scam plots you should never fall for in the streets of Nairobi:

"1. Kuangushiwa bahasha ikona pesa alafu uambiwe mkagawane kwa loo za Kanju

2. Kuambiwa ufunge mlango ya Mat ukiwa umekaa front seat

3. Kuuziwa simu kali kwa streets

4. That lady who asks for fuel money," Jamlick tweeted.

His post opened a can of worms with many Tweeps flooding the comment section to narrate their near misses while many opened up on how they were scammed.

Check out some of the tricks cons use and learn how to not fall into those holes.

Orscrz: Kufika interview alafu upate ni Skype na kuna interview fee.

 Random stranger town kukuambilia works.

Tetu: Kuuziwa simu kali is one I fell for in 2014 I was shown some Samsung Note apo Accra road..tukachapa deal ati I give my Tecno R7 alafu nimtop up na 3500. My friend!! Nliachwa na matope apo.

Sirbor: Kuangushiwa Coins na mtu anasoma gazeti au mtu ako na Bahasha ya Xray mostly around Muthaiga, Junction na KNH. Ama ukiskia funga mshipi funga mshipi kuna makarau mbele.

Giluih: A random “engineer “ calls my number and he needs my interior design services,we meet at Java and I get another call for registration for the “tender” to renovate a home in Karen.They even share photos..the urgency they needed the cash was enough

Kenna: Mlevi amekaa sit ya nyuma kwa mat anajifanya anapuke na kukohoa unto you, as you are getting disgusting and confronting mwenye ako kando yako anapita na mifuko zako

Wangechi: Mama kukwambia umsaidie na simu yako apigie daughter yake kwa streets

Jeffrey: Alafu ukiwahi ingia mat uone donda anakuforce uingie kiti ya mbele na kuna space uko nyuma chorea tu..juu hio gari hua imejaa wezi..gari itaanza kwenda alafu mlango ifunguke..in the process ya kupambana ufunge mlango usidunde nje,msee amekaa seat ya katikati anakupora

Zaituna: kuuziwa viatu kali kwa streets ukifika home ni Rangi tupu

Gregory: Also, kuambiwa mka jog upstairs ndio mpimwe damu mkiwa mmeacha vitu zenu downstairs mahali "secure"