Not only in my country where I’ve seen it my self, but it is all over the world!Every community has given them a name or names according to their language and their understanding of the Act, those who speak English callthem scammers, conmen, thieves etc. In Uganda different tribes call themdifferent names, like in Ankole they are known as “Abashuma”etc. inBuganda, they are known as “Ababbi”, “Bakyala-kimpadde” and mostly
it has been made an English word by adding (s) making itkondos. This word means a person who acquires some thing through illegalmeans like corruption, stealing, conning etc. In East Africa, Uganda is wellknown for such people followed by Kenya and then Tanzania, in Africa Nigeria is the king, Senegal etcThese kondos use various means to get what they want, like through grabbing,telling sad stories, lying etc. and the most popular way today is using Internet,internet kondos are commonly known as Scammers. Many people have losttheir money through this Internet game in which they promise you Billions of money and at last you end up in tears, at least I have seen two of my friendswho after losing this ridiculous game sadly came and told me the story.One is called Robert, he was sent a massage that he was the (10,000,000) tenmillionth person to use that website so he qualified to win a Laptop, a Black berry phone and an air ticket to one of the best hotels in Brazil with ₤2000 for his up keep, but he was the one to pay for the shipping of his prizes includingthe Air ticket, and in all, the total sum of the shipping fares was ₤460 which isUgshs 1,380,000/= (one million three hundred eighty thousand). Robert keptthis as a secret, he almost emptied his Account and sent the money with all hisdetails, but up to now promised prizes have never been sent. So the InternetKondos stole his money! The other narrowly survived this Kondo Game, after realizing that the stories told by him by a beautiful Senegalese lady ended byasking him send some money through the forex bureau to process some Bank documents to ease transactions for millions they had promised him.In my language (Luganda) there is a saying that “Buli mbwa n’olunakulwayo” every dog has its own day”, when I heard of Robert’s story I laughedto tears, unknowing that my turn is coming.Yes, my turn came, but it found me SMART with prior knowledge about theKondos, these people have a very good convincing skill that if you are softhearted and money minded you can just give in your moneyA person in the names of Anta Momoh Joseph claiming to be the daughter of the Joseph Momoh former president of Guinea Conakry, sent me an e-mailasking to be my friend, its my hobby, so I just said “Yes its OK”, I sent her myPrivate E-mail and she also did the same, she went ahead by sending me moremassages but on the 3
E-mail, I realized she is a KONDO………..