Police bust gold & 8 billion of fake foreign currency [Video]

House belonged to Uhuru's impersonators

Police bust fake foreign currency worth

Police bust a house linked to seven suspects who impersonated President Uhuru Kenyatta with 8 billion in fake currency and gold.

According to detectives, two people were arrested after police impounded the money which was stashed in boxes in a house in Ruiru.

On Wednesday, just moments after the court released the seven men on a Ksh20,000 bond each, detectives were staging the raid in Ruiru, however, police have not divulged more details on the raid as investigations are ongoing.

Released on bail

The court was told it was likely the suspects would carry on with their criminal activities if released and interfere with potential witnesses and documentary evidence yet to be obtained.

Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Issack Wanyonyi, William Simiyu, David Kikuyu, Gilbert Kirunja and Antony Wafula were accused of mimicking President Kenyatta and defrauding Sameer Africa Finance Director Akif Hamid Butt of Ksh10 million.

The State claimed the seven men had used mobile number 0722 208842 to call Mr Merali, asking him to facilitate the release of the money for the purchase of land, while mimicking the voice of the President.

Fraud

According to police, Mr Merali was outside the country on a business trip when the fraudsters called him.

Mr Merali who was out of the country at the time, gave Akif Hamid Butt, the Finance Director of Sameer Africa, the go-ahead to process the payment, believing he had spoken to the head of State.

During the operation, police seized four vehicles including a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Toyota Mark X, a Toyota Axio and a Toyota Crown.

Here is the video

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