Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives based at Kamukunji on Friday evening intercepted a motor vehicle registration number KBG 668F along Kilome Road with a consignment of FAKE 100 dollar Bill notes amounting to over 1.4 million US dollars.
The driver of the vehicle a Mr. Gerald Wambugu Mwangi was arrested and is in custody.
Cases of fake money and gold have become rampant in Kenya over the past few months.
In March Last year, 6 people were arrested at Absa (formerly Barclays BanK) Queensway Branch by DCI detectives in connection with Fake currency amounting to slightly over 20Million US Dollar. The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room.
In February 2020, DCI detectives based in Busia recovered over Ksh 3 million in fake US dollars and Ksh. 93,000 in fake Kenyan currency.
In February 2019, DCI detectives arrest a man and a woman dealing in fake currency in Runda Estate, Nairobi. They recover Sh8 billion in US dollar bills.
In September 2019, DCI detectives arrest little known businessman Steve Oduk, they confiscate USD1 million and 147 fake gold bars.
December 2019, DCI reports that it has confiscated over 15 million US Dollars from a room at Eden House Flats in Pangani Shopping Centre – Nairobi, and arrested Mr Yassin Ahmen Osman, a 29-Year-Old suspect.
There are also many instances of fake gold scams involving Jared Otieno, Moses Wetangula, Fred Matiang’i, Tom Ngoe and others.