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DCI arrests foreigner claiming to produce Kenyan money

The man claimed he could make Kenyan notes

Bundle of notes collected as evidence after Cameroonian forger Fortaw Elvis Nkenglefac was arrested by DCI

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Tuesday revealed the identity of a man who claimed to have the chemicals used to make Kenyan notes.

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The man was identified as Fortaw Elvis Nkenglefac, a Cameroonian living in Kenya.

He was arraigned in court and charged with obtaining money under false pretense.

He was also operating using an alias identity with one name, Derrick.

"Mr Fortaw Elvis Nkenglefac alias ‘Derrick’ a Cameroonian national was arraigned in court today for obtaining money by false pretences.

"He duped his victims that he could make money using chemicals. If you’re a victim, kindly report at DCI Kilimani or at any Police Station," DCI said in a statement.

Penalty for false pretence by the Laws of Kenya

Under the laws of Kenya, false pretence is defined as "Any representation, made by words, writing or conduct, of a matter of fact, either past or present, which representation is false in fact, and which the person making it knows to be false or does not believe to be true."

The law further prescribes a three-year-sentence for all who are found guilty of the offence.

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