16 April 2019

Kenya: Millions of Cash in Counterfeit Foreign Currencies, Fake Gold Nuggets Seized

Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have recovered millions of fake US Dollars, Zambian Kwachas and more than 100 kilograms of fake gold nuggets.

Police also arrested eight suspects during the early Tuesday morning raid along Kiboko/Mukoma road.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Ruhota Kabagale (Congolese), Manson Chogga Mtassi, Konie Kalist (Tanzanians), Chukunosho Francis Ogbuanu (Nigerian), Boniface Mtwasi Anjere, Robert Riagah, Arthur Caleb Otieno and Michael Omondi Okengo (all Kenyans).

The eight are due to be arraigned in court.

An early morning raid by @DCI_Kenya along Kiboko/Mukoma road led to the recovery of millions of fake US Dollars, Zambian Kwachas and over 100 kilograms of fake Gold nuggets. Four foreigners-1 Congolese, 2 Tanzanians, 1 Nigerian-& 4 Kenyans arrested. To be charged in court Today. pic.twitter.com/qgRNsoAPIf

- DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 16, 2019

The arrest follows another one on Monday when detectives nabbed four Rwandan nationals and two Kenyans and recovered more than 50kgs of suspected gold nuggets and Gold Export documents.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Niyitegeka Seveun, Dushimirimana Egide, Zilimwabagabu Jacques, Ngaragura Emmanuel (all Rwandans) and two Kenyans, Grace Wairimu and Erascos Katiku.

All the six suspects, who are aged between 26 years and 64 years, were arrested at an apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi.

They will be charged once the detectives are done with necessary process as required by law.

@DCI_Kenya Detectives, acting on info, today arrested four #Rwandese nationals-Niyitegeka Seveun, Dushimirimana Egide, Zilimwabagabu Jacques, Ngaragura Emmanuel, & two Kenyans; Grace Wairimu & Erascos Katiku. Over 50kgs of suspected Gold nuggets + Gold Export documents recovered. pic.twitter.com/Lq97m6W6HQ

- DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 15, 2019

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