Two individuals were on Tuesday night, April 27, arrested in a Kilimani apartment after detectives found them in possession of fake notes worth Ksh 750 million.
The duo, Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai, were in possession fake notes in form of Kenyan, US and Euro notes which had been kept in metal boxes.
The fake currencies amounted to $6.2 million, 490,000 Euros and Ksh6.4 million.File image of Kenyan bank notes
Following the raid, police recovered fake badges bearing names of UN, Della Rue, National Treasury, several safes, two bottles and a jerrycan containing unknown liquid and assorted documents.
Others are; customs reflector jackets, stickers and stamps for various offices as well as their seals.
Had they not been nabbed by the police, the duo is suspected to have wanted to con unsuspecting individuals or banks.
The police have since launched an investigation into the matter.
Nairobi police boss Augustine Nthumbi has warned individuals against handling such money. He reminded the public that consequences would be issued against such individuals.
Kilimani estate is one that has been associated with dirty money, parties and deaths which have shocked the nation.
The incident came three months after the police arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly defrauding a US national Ksh17.6 million in Kilimani.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) reported that Yussuf Daniel Masara had convinced the victim that he would sell him 50Kgs of gold valued at Ksh17.6 million but failed to keep his end of the bargain after receiving the money.
Detectives believed that the Nigerian was part of a wider criminal enterprise, defrauding unsuspecting victims.A Nigerian National Yusuf Daniel Masara suspected of defrauding an American in Kilimani estate in January.
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