Kenya: 4 Arrested in Nairobi Over Sh29 Million Fake Gold Deal

26 September 2020

Nairobi — Four suspects accused of conning a foreigner Sh29 million while posing as Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have been arrested.

The suspects were arrested by detectives drawn from the DCI Special Service Unit in Kasarani area in Nairobi.

According to the DCI, the suspects received the cash between April 2019 and late February this year, while claiming they will sell gold to the foreigner.

"These suspects are Eric Otieno, Antony Achieng, George Kinuthia Mbugua and Arthur Caleb Otieno. The four are behind bars awaiting further processing for arraignment on Monday," the DCI said.

Investigators said they had established that the suspects were using the name of a senior DCI officer in their con-game.

They are set to be charged with various offences.

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