Ruiru police link fake currencies to 'fake Uhuru' men

Wednesday March 18 2020
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Some of the fake money found in a house Ruiru on February 27, 2019. PHOTO | MARY WAMBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By MARY WAMBUI

Officers from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit have on Wednesday seized a huge cache of fake currencies, foreign and local, that were hidden in a residential house in Ruiru.

Police told the press the fake currency amounts to Sh32 billion and did not reveal how they reached such a figure.

Ruiru Police Commander James Ng'etich said the money had been stacked in at least 20 metal boxes. Among the currencies in the boxes were euros, pounds, dollars and Kenyan currency.

Three suspects — a couple and their female business associate — have been arrested.

The money laundering syndicate has been linked to the ongoing case in which seven suspects have been charged with defrauding city businessman by mimicking President Uhuru Kenyatta's voice.

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