Two people have been arrested with fake currencies worth Ksh. 803 Million in Kilimani Estate Nairobi following a tip off from a member of the public.
The two Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai were pounced on by detectives based at the Kilimani Police Station in a house at Makaazi apartments.
DCI says that the fake currencies were in form of USD 6.8 Million, Euros 490,000 and Ksh 6.4 Million.
“Detectives based at DCI-Kilimani, have in the wee hours of today morning, discovered fake currencies totalling to hundreds of millions of shillings, at a house in Makaazi apartments, in the upmarket Kilimani neighborhood,” said the DCI.
“A total of 6.8Million fake US dollars, 490,000 fake Euros, and 6.4 Million Kenya Shillings was recovered stashed in metal boxes, in the early morning raid that saw two suspects namely Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai arrested,” the DCI further stated.
Also recovered in the raid were jerrycans with an unknown liquid, DeLaRue branded badges and a seal.
According to the DCI, all this was being used in printing of the fake currencies.
Assorted documents, customs reflector jackets, United Nations and National Treasury stickers were also confiscated.
“The suspects have been placed in custody as crime scene detectives combed the apartment for more clues, in what appeared to be a well coordinated, fake currency syndicate. The recovery of the fake currency, followed a report filed by a concerned member of the public, through the DCI toll free line 0800722203. Should you have any information that may assist us in the fight against crime,” said the DCI.