Fake Uhuru in Sh 32B fake currency saga emerges with fresh details, claims his life is in danger [Video]

Suspects break silence as legal battle looms

A screen grab of Joseph Waswa addressing the press from Lavington

Seven suspects linked to the Sh 32 billion fake currency saga and a plot to defraud businessman Naushad Merali Ksh 10 Million have claimed that their lives are in danger with unknown people trailing them in Subarus.

Joseph Waswa who is one of the suspects and a close associate to Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa revealed that unknown people believed to be police had visited his houses in Tena and Lavington a day after he was arrested, making him believe that they had sinister motives. 

Addressing the press from Karen, Waswa divulged that he will pursue justice in court and would file a case against The Star and Nation.

The suspect took issues with the media houses for the manner in which they covered the scandal, bringing in his wife and personal life into the mix.

“I will have to file a case on (against) the Star whether they like it or not. You can’t take the picture of my wife and put the paper.

Nation, the way they covered (the story) the other day they started talking about what I have invested, I don’t know, I used a lot of money to go and pay dowry, they mentioned the name of my wife.” Waswa said.

The seven suspects-Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wanyonyi, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Anthony Wafula were arrested after being linked to an elaborate fraud scheme.

Police bust gold & 8 billion of fake foreign currency 

Police records reveal that the suspects had impersonated President Uhuru Kenyatta to fraudulently obtain Ksh 10 million from Naushad Merali of Sameer group.

The seven were also linked to last week’s Sh 32 billion fake currency seizure in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

Reports attributed to police sources claim they suspect that Echesa and Waswa have private dealings, which also involves an international network linked to money laundering, among other cross-border crimes.


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