Kenyan Court Detains Two Men Caught With Fake Currency

Two men found in possession of ksh750 million ($6.9 million) in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate will remain in police custody for the next five days pending investigations.

The prosecution had requested the court to grant them ten days to hold Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai but Kenya’s Senior Principal Magistrate Philip Mutua instead gave them five.

“We are seeking for more time to enable investigators to do profiling on the respondents herein, liaise with Interpol to ascertain whether they are wanted persons, forward their fingerprints to the criminal registry at Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters to confirm their criminal record,” said the prosecution.

The two suspects were arrested on Tuesday night of April 27 following an operation carried by police officers.

The fake papers retrieved were in Kenyan, Euro, and USD bills, kept in metal boxes.

Police said they also recovered chemicals and fake badges bearing the names of UN, De La Rue, and National Treasury and several safes during the arrest.

They also found bags, machines, two bottles, and a jerrycan containing an unknown liquid, assorted documents, customs reflector jackets, stickers, and stamps for various offices.

The duo was also caught with five mobile phones, assorted sim cards, and seven CDs, which have been taken for forensic examination.

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