In life, everyone is awarded a one lifetime chance that would either propel their career forward or cause their life to spiral downwards, the choice they make at the time ultimately defines their future.
This is a story of one George Juma whose life can be linked to a movie script, from having a successful banking career to a prisoner, where he can only tell the tales of his life despite living big.
In an explicable narration on njeraini citu(inside the prison) Juma noted that his journey started back to his early days in campus, where he pursued a bachelors degree in finance and commerce at Kabarak University.
He was lucky enough to be employed the same year he graduated to a local bank, an opportunity he grabbed and made the best put out of it, making him stand out among his peers and bosses.
Juma noted that his hard work paid off as he was offered a scholarship by the bank the following year to pursue a second degree in Economics and Statistics in Massachusetts, US.
Juma further started that, through his position he had all the access to all sort of information such as type of account that were most active, amount held in each account and frequency of all transactions of all accounts.
He narrated how his downfall began, “Theld me that whatever I was being paid was peanuts to them, as they could show me how to make lots of money. I was consumed in their trap and began following their lead.
“With my experience, skill and position, I was able to do a lot of run forgeries successfully,” Juma stated, pointing out he had been offered millions by the syndicate compared to his Ksh153,000 monthly income.
He added that it was easy and successful at the beginning although he regretseverything upto now. “The first job I did, we got away with Ksh17 million, the next one we got away with Ksh11 million. Clients were losing as little as Ksh1 daily and they couldn’t tell the difference.
“We were a team of 11 people. We carried out the forgery transactions for a whole year, so you can imagine the millions we made if we took Ksh1 or Ksh10 daily from all those clients?
“I definitely regret doing the transactions. My advice to those in employment particularly those in the banking sector, is that they should not fall into greed and temptations,” he noted.