Govt Officials Nabbed With Fake Car Registration & Millions in Cash

  • Image of a Toyota pick up parked at a police station in Kenya April 26, 2019 Twitter
  • Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested two individuals who claimed to be Kiambu government officials in possession of fake registration plates, Ksh6.7 million in cash and a UN stamp.

    The detectives reportedly stopped the government vehicle (a Toyota double-cabin) marked GK 545C  on a hunch that the registration number appeared to be fabricated.

    "Detectives on Thursday intercepted a Motor Vehicle along Mpaka road in Parklands, Nairobi on suspicion of having Fake registration numbers & arrested two suspects," DCI tweeted.

    Image of Kiambu County Finance Officer Faith Njeri

    The criminal investigations office went on to reveal Ms Faith Harrison and Mr Harrison Kungu as the two suspects who were apprehended.

    "Documents in their possession showed different registrations from the ones installed," the detectives revealed.

    Ms Faith allegedly disclosed that she served under the national treasury in Kiambu county as the chief officer of finance, while Mr Kungu claimed to be a driver working for the same county government.

    The two officials allegedly denied ownership of the cash confiscated from their vehicle, with the detectives revealing that further investigations were underway to ascertain ownership.

    DCI affirmed that the two suspects were set to be charged on Friday.

    In a similar case, detectives raided the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) offices on January 30, 2019, and confiscated computers during a probe into cases of double registration of vehicles.

    The raid came days after the police established that the car used to ferry terrorists during the January 15, 2019, DusitD2 complex attack was fraudulently registered. 

    Police officer pictured inspecting a vehicle