Fake online agents in Kenya


The Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism is investigating reports of online con artists posing as tour agents and defrauding tourists.

In a statement signed by the ministry’s Director Public Communications Mulei Muia, cases of fraud on tourists wishing to visit Kenya have been reported.

According to the statement, the fraudsters are not licensed and do not have offices.

“Initial findings indicate that these rogue individuals are not licensed tour operators regulated by either TRA (Tourism Regulatory Authority) or the Kenya Association of Tour Operators,” Mr Muia said.


He added that the imposters are also not registered by the Registrar of Companies and a large number of them have no fixed abode or offices.