A member of parliament is among eight victims who fell prey to the recently busted fake currency syndicate in Westlands, Nairobi.
According to police sources, the unnamed MP lost a whopping Sh76 Million to the group of scammers who have been claiming to have powers to double people’s cash.
Sources say the MP told police that despite the Sh76 Million loss he kept going for more, even selling his car and a piece of land in the posh Karen estate.
Another Kenyan has reported losing Sh14 Million as investigations continue.
Police believe that the conmen would ask their victims to bring large sums of their hard-earned cash for miracle sessions after which the victims would walk away with fake currency.
The suspects, two Chad nationals identified as Abdoulaye Tamba Kouro, his son Abdala Tamba, and their Kenyan driver Anthony Mangangi Munyiva were arrested on Monday afternoon and found in possession of over Sh1B in fake currency.
They were presented before court on Tuesday even as detectives sought to know how the two Chad nationals managed to spend years in the country without proper documentation.
The suspects will remain in police custody for the next15 days, after the court granted the prosecution’s plea to continue holding them.
In their application, the prosecution argued that the amount seized is bulky and needed to be calculated.
The Court was also told that more time is needed to establish the true identity of the foreigners.
Flying Squad Unit Investigating Officer Mohammed Godana Hussein, in an affidavit, told the Court that there may be accomplices who are still at large.