Two People Arrested with Sh.750 Million Fake Currency in Kilimani

Two men are in police custody after they were found in possession of Sh.750 million fake currencies in Kilimani Nairobi.

Two People Arrested with Sh.750 Million Fake Currency in Kilimani

Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai were on Tuesday evening arrested in an apartment in Kilimani Nairobi, where they had kept the fake currencies in a metal box.

The currencies confiscated by the police were in Kenyan, US, and Euro bills.

In a statement by the police, “the fake money recovered was in US Dollars of 100 bills amounting to 6,820,000 US Dollars, fake Euros 100 bills totaling to 490,000 Euros and fake Kenya shillings note of 1000 denomination totaling Sh6.4 million.”

The Police also said they recovered chemicals and fake badges bearing names of UN, Della Rue, and National Treasury and several safe boxes.

“We also recovered bags, machines, two bottles, and a jerrycan containing an unknown liquid, assorted documents, customs reflector jackets, stickers, and stamps for various offices with their seals,” the statement added.

According to the police, the two were suspected to be planning to con unsuspecting customers or banks.

In 2019, police mounted several fake currency operations in the Kilimani area where suspects arrested were mostly being foreigners.

Nairobi police boss Augustine Nthumbi have said they are going to launch an investigation to establish if any of the fake currencies had circulated into the market.