A 73-year-old grandmother lost Sh 970,216 from a local Equity Bank through Eazzy App that she never registered for. She does not own a smart phone or an ATM card.
Faith Wanjiku lost the money through four transactions in July executed by different people but the bank management has not help her recover her money.
Mostly, it is a conspiracy between the bank employees. They target people who are moneyed and are not keen on what is happening to their bank accounts or are not conversant with banking matters.
Wanjiku opened the bank account on May 31 this year. Days later Sh1 million was deposited by a person she sold land for Sh2 million.
But barely a month later the money was siphoned from her account without her knowledge. The Eazzy App was used to steal it in the following manner.
- Sh 300, 030. 00 to Vivian Jelagat Kips
- Sh 300, 030. 00 transfered to Anthony Babu Kaira
- Sh300, 030. 00 Kelvin Maina Mwaniki
- Sh70, 000.00 to various Equity numbers.
The bank confirmed not any of her relative was involved but even after she pursued the matter weeks the bank has ignored her case. She is helplessly seeking for help from media and leaders to intervene and have her money refunded.