Six suspects were arrested on Monday after Police found fake gold along the Kiboko-Mukoma road, in Kilimani.

Nairobi OCPD Michael Muchiri confirmed the arrests although he did not specify on the exact amount of gold that police found.

This comes amid a lot of allegations by foreigners who claimed to been conned by Kenyan nationals in fake gold scums.

The counterfeit gold trade has lately been on the rise despite Kenya not being a significant producer or exporter of the precious metal.

Fake gold bars

Barely a week ago, the Daily Nation published a report on how the fraudsters demand hefty upfront payments to facilitate the processing of documents, after which no export takes place.

On March 18, police found counterfeit dollars and fake gold bars at Barclays Bank Queensway branch in Nairobi valued at Sh2 billion.

While, on February 25, Mr Gideon Zeddie Otieno and Congolese Ishikunga Andre Kongolo alias Joseph were charged with stealing 200 kilogrammes of gold valued at Sh56 million from Mr Ibrahim Kostoeb Kostoev.

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