Kenyan radio personality Annitah Raey has says she lost a significant of money in an attempt to get herself a Mzungu boyfriend. Raey said she fell prey to fraudsters who claimed to hook up Kenyan women with white men.
Raey, a former Hot 96 presenter, says she had just divorced her abusive husband and resolved never to date or marry Kenyan men when she came across an advert for a Mzungu hook-up in the newspaper and decided to give it a shot.
Raey contacted the agency and was asked to submit a description of the type of white man she desired. The agency later phoned her to inform her that her profile matched with another of their clients but she needed to pay a Sh1,000 fee to commence the process of hooking them up. A meeting between her and the agency’s representative was then arranged.
“When we met he told me that he had met my match and I was already registered on their platform, then took me to a cyber café to confirm. The guy told me that in order to access my soulmate’s profile I needed to top up with Sh2,000 which I did,” Raey said during a recent interview.
The agent asked her to go home and wait for them to send her the profile of her Mzungu match. That was the last time she heard from the agency and it dawned on her that she had been conned.
Two years later, the radio presenter fell victim to an online scam through a website where she met a man who claimed to be a Canadian. Raey was convinced she had found her elusive Mzungu lover on the website.
After a few weeks of chatting with a man, the owners of the website asked for payment to facilitate the hook-up.
“The fraudsters texted me and said they wanted us (Annitah and her catch) to exchange phone numbers but I had to pay the registration fee which I had initially evaded,” she recalled.
Having established contact with the man, Raey believed it was not a scam and paid a huge amount of money, which she says is too embarrassing to reveal.
Upon paying the money, the fraudsters sent her two phone numbers that belonged to random men from Ethiopia and India. Raey says she realized she had been swindled again and gave up on such hookups.