DCI detectives have today raided an apartment in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa area and impounded fake gold and eight high end cars.
Other items including electronics, tens of mobile phones and about 15 million dollars found in the house ( about sh150 million)
Fifteen people were associated in the house which is guarded by the GSU officers.
According to one of the detectives, the house has been on surveillance for more than two months and it is said to be resided by associates linked to controversial businessman Jared Kiasa Otieno.
According to a gate man near the premise, Jared is however not a common face in the house as he resides in another part of the city.
DCI stated that the vehicles and suspected fake gold found in the house was used to con members of the public.
DCI boss George Kinoti confirmed the raid.
Known for his flamboyant lifestyle, Otieno has been previously arrested arrested over claims of swindling foreigners in a fake gold deal following complaints by foreign nationals who accused him of conning them of huge sums of money amounting to more than Sh187 million.
The raid comes days after it was revealed that several politicians and business people are being investigated over the rampant gold scams in the region.
One of the persons of interest is a Senator who is under investigation in a suspected Sh400 million gold scam that saw a cartel swindle the United Arab Emirates royal family.
He is among six people being investigated for the alleged fraud that has prompted a protest to Kenya by the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The suspects will be arraigned in Court on Tuesday.
The raid has brought about mixed reactions by Kenyans, here are some screenshots;