15 March 2014

Kenya: Man Nabbed With Fake Currency in Murang'a

A man has been arrested by police in Kabati, Murang'a county for having fake currency amounting to Sh64,000 in denominations of Sh1,000. Antony Irungu, 24, was attempting to deposit the fake money in an M-Pesa shop when police were tipped off by the public.

Irungu was found with 16 rolls of fishing twine strings, powdered ink and two cell phones in his car allegedly hired from Thika. Following his arrest, some residents said Irungu had bought a gas cylinder with fake money.

Residents called on the government to help eradicate fake money. They accused police of not arresting people circulating the fake currency yet they know their identities. Irungu will be charged in court.

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