The National Police Service (NPS) under the leadership of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has issued a statement in regard to the General Service Unit (GSU) officers spotted at Kaputei Gardens in Kileleshwa where a raid on fake Gold was conducted.
IG Boss Mutyambai’s statement on GSU Officers accused of guarding suspects linked to fake gold scam
The officers were spotted at Kaputei Gardens during the raid.
Through their official twitter handle, the National Police Service, explained that the officers were guarding diplomats residing within the same court and not the Suspects.
“The National Police Service wishes to inform the general public that General Service Unit (GSU) officers spotted at Kaputei Gardens where a raid on fake Gold had earlier been conducted, were actually guarding members of Diplomatic corps residing with the court & not the Suspects," part of the statement reads.
Guarding the Kaputei Gardens
The officers were found guarding apartments in Kaputei Gardens off Othaya Road, when detectives conducted the raid and found large black boxes containing fake gold, arresting 15 suspects.
The house is believed to be owned by flamboyant businessman Jared Otieno who was arrested last week in connection with the fake gold scam.
The presence of GSU officers in the area had sparked off speculations that the suspects were enjoying protection from the government.
“How can you use General Service Unit to safeguard the home of those involved in the criminal activity?” posed Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa over the weekend.
On Monday, detectives launched a manhunt for a suspect only identified as Mukiri, who daringly impersonated Interior CS Fred Matiang’I in the fake gold scam.
It’s reported that scammers come up with a false narrative that their gold had been seized by security officials working for the Ministry of Interior.
Convincing Dubai businessman Ali Zhandi that he needed to pay off the Interior CS to have the goods released from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
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