Six arraigned in court for being in possession of fake gold, fake dollars


Six people have been arraigned in Court for being in possession of 50 kilograms of fake gold in Kilimani area.

The six were charged Tuesday after they were arrested by Detectives from the Flying Squad .

They include four Rwandese nationals and two Kenyans will however spend three days in custody to allow police complete investigations against them over fake gold contrary to section 203 Mining Act 12 of 2016 Laws of Kenya.

“On 15th April 2019 Flying Squad Officers acting on information from the members of the public went to Lenana 51 Apartments along Lenana Road within Kilimani area and managed to arrest all the six suspects,” The charge sheet read.
The six include Grace Wairimu Machatha, Erasocs Katiku Josiah, Niyitegeka Sevelin, Dushimiriman aEgie , Zilimwabagabu Jacrries and Ngagagura Emmanue.

The Prosecution stated that the six will be involved in other investigations to help apprehend other suspects who are still at large and are believed to be hiding within Nairobi and other towns.

Some of the suspects were also found in possession of millions of fake US Dollars.

The fake gold was to fetch Sh75 million from a man from Dubai who wanted to buy it.
This comes days after the Police and other stakeholders have vowed to end con artist tricks as well as obtainig by false pretense.

Despite reported cases of people being defrauded hundreds of millions of shillings, a number of gold fraudsters have continued conning gullible foreigners by selling them fake gold.

In 2017, a Controversial businessman called Jared Otieno was arrested following complaints by several people of varying nationalities that he had been obtaining money by false pretenses.

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Jared was at one point held by police over claims he swindled foreigners in a gold export business deal.

He is remembered for his flamboyancy and has several cases pending in court.

He spent a whooping sh15 million for his pre-wedding and later hired choppers during his wife Kendi Mwiti’s dowry ceremony in 2015.

Jared has an office on 5th Avenue Ngong  road where he carries out his businesses.

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