Man Arrested With Ksh32 Billion Fake Money in Ruiru is a Pastor

  • Detectives in Nairobi are still trying to deal with the challenge of unravelling the mystery of fake Ksh32.6 billion nabbed in Ruiru in a house of a man said to be a pastor at a Nairobi church.

    In a report by the, the alleged pastor was on his way from the house to work when he was caught off guard by officers from the Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU) who stormed the area acting on a tip-off.

    Information surrounding the case, from the perspective of witnesses, reveal that the seemingly ordinary and humble man of the cloth had recently moved to Gatongóra village in Ruiru, Kiambu county from Runda, Nairobi.

    The haul impounded by the officers also revealed that the man, Joseph Munyao, 56, was working with a co-custodian of the stash, Nancy Muthoni Muchori, 41.

    The pastor’s wife, Ruth Kalee was also taken into custody but as a witness to record statements.

    The two reportedly have three children and bought the rather spacious house at a cost of Ksh2.5 million.

    Despite the fact that the fake cash was stored in the house, the family is said to be living a simple life similar to millions of commonplace Kenyans.

    It was particularly interesting to note that they prefer the mode of transport of using motorbikes commonly referred to as bodabodas.

    The move was observed as an effort to achieve disguise of the nature of their business of suspected money laundering.

    The operation by the officers took a record five hours since they had to engage efforts of counting the cash (of assorted currencies) in addition to lots of fake gold.

     Police, however, reported that Muthoni is a known money launderer that has been in the business for over five years.

    An officer who sought anonymity indicated, “Muthoni is a known thug. In fact, Nairobi police officers know her for the illegal business.”

    The pastor’s house was, however, linked to one of the seven President Uhuru Kenyatta impostors that were arrested on Friday but released on Wednesday, February 27, on a Ksh 100,000 bond.

    Police believe the entire stash has links to the seven suspects that were charged with impersonating the president and swindling Ksh10 million.

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