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Millions of cash in counterfeit foreign currencies, fake gold nuggets seized

April 16th, 2019 1 min read

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.

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.