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Sh 439trillion mega fraud suspect linked to several Kenya Kwanza politicians

One of the eight suspects in the Sh 439 trillion mega fraud recently busted by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mr Peter Kisanya, alias Sinpare Leopard, has been linked to several Kenya Kwanza politicians.

On his Facebook page, his cover photo is with Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi while his profile photo is the insignia for the PCS’ office. In his About introduction, he claims to work in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary, Republic of Kenya.

Sinpare (left) in a photo shoot with Cleophas Malala and Moses Wetangula. PHOTO: COURTESY

His account is also littered with photos of himself spending time with other politicians including National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, United Democratic Alliance’s Secretary General Cleophas Malala, Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.


Primary Nairobi News investigations found that Mr Sinpare is an ardent Amani National Congress (ANC) loyalist and mobilizer. ANC is the party PCS Musalia Mudavadi heads. It was also found that he spends much time around the Nairobi County City Hall where he reportedly brokers deals.

Sinpare with Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.

When not engaging in deals and hanging out with politicians, he is an ardent fan of Football Kenya Federation Premier League side AFC Leopards, hence his Leopard name on social media.

His social media page is also full of photos of him at PCS Mudavadi’s Railways House offices and on State House Nairobi grounds.

He also posted several photos of President William Ruto and the aforementioned politicians on his page as well but never gave the full context of what the meetings were about.

Mr Kisanya is among 8 suspects who were reportedly nabbed by the DCI with Sh 439 trillion in fake American dollars stashed in metal boxes.

Sinpare outside Musalia Mudavadi’s railway office. PHOTO: COURTESY

Others were Moses Otieno, Peter Aura, Brian Waweru, John Kalombo, Noah Ouma, Charity Njeri, and Mercy Cheptoo.

According to the DCI, the 8 had targeted two foreign nationals from the Netherlands and lured them into a business dealing using a WhatsApp number registered as Canopy Shield Agencies and informed them that their consignment of 40 pallets had been held at the Kenya Customs Warehouse pending payment of duty fee amounting to $36,000 (Sh 5.48 million).

“Allegedly, the complainants had entered into a cash-on-transit deal involving USD 439 trillion destined for Dubai from the Central Bank of Togo. The caller who posed as a customs officer convinced the complainants that the first batch of 40 pallets contained USD 4 billion and that they were being flown through Kenya to facilitate their clearance and smooth entry to Dubai. Booking a flight to the country, the foreign nationals landed at the Jomo Kenyatta Intn’l Airport (JKIA) hoping to clear the required duty fee at once. Unbeknownst to the fraudsters that detectives had got wind of the ongoings, a contact person led the two foreigners to the warehouse where the purported consignment was being held,” said the DCI in their statement.

The DCI nabbed the 8 as they spoke to the foreigners at a warehouse located in Nairobi. They are currently in police custody and the foreign nationals are also being investigated to shed light on the business deal “in question.”

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