DCI busts Kilimani fake currency syndicate

by Wakili Liam
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DCI Boss George Kinoti in a past function

Detectives from the DCI have arrested two people in connection with dealing in fake currency.

Criminals dealing in fake currencies have always been the bane of Kenya’s upmarket area of Kilimani.

These are the same guys that deal in fake gold where they con unsuspecting buyers.

Statement from DCI

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.

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.

Fake Money as shown by police in Kilimani

Also recovered were jerrycans with an unknown liquid, DeLaRue branded badges and a seal, all suspected to be used in printing of the fake currencies. Assorted documents, customs reflector jackets, United Nations and National Treasury stickers were also confiscated.

The suspects were 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 FichuaKwaDCI initiative.


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