A Nairobi woman was left stranded and heartbroken after traveling to Mombasa to meet a man she met on Facebook a month ago.
Sara Wangui, 27, says she met the man identified as Tom on the social media platform and after chatting for about four weeks, the two agreed to meet at Likoni police station where the man claimed to work as a cop.
Sara traveled to the coastal city in the company of her four-year-old son on Saturday but the man did not show up at the police station and instead sent a friend to pick her up.
But Sara sensed something was amiss and refused to accompany Tom’s friend, who looked unkempt.
“Tom’s friend who has been in communication with me ever since l become close to Tom came here and claimed he had been sent by Tom to pick me but I doubt, going by how he looks. He is so unkempt,” Sara narrated.
“I called him [Tom] today at around 7:00 am and he told me that he was ready to meet me. l don’t know how to go about it, since am new here.”
During their month-long chat, Sara had allegedly borrowed Sh85,000 and sent it to Tom who claimed to be putting up some rental houses that would have become their source of livelihood once they get married.
“I want to go back home, but l need to see him face to face and ask him how l would get a refund of my money now that l have realized he is not a police officer at Likoni police station and that the photo he has been using on social media is of an officer attached in Garissa,” Sara, who spent the night at Likoni police station said.
She reported the matter at Likoni police station under OB number 20/11/21.