Suspects in 2.8 Billion Gold Scam Arrested

Several suspects have been nabbed in Kileleshwa in a 2.85 billion-dollar gold scam targeting two Malaysian foreigners.

The suspects had tools of trade aimed at luring the two foreigners, according to a statement obtained by African Watch from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, but their efforts were thwarted when the sleuths raided their hideout in Kileleshwa and confiscated their tools, which included 84 gold-coated metallic bars, smelting tools, computers, documents, and stamps.

It is alleged that the suspects operated their illegal business using the Rock Air Minier company to transact with them 500Kg of Gold at USD 19 million, equivalent to Sh2.85 billion. In the deal, the complainants had already sent USD 6,350 to members of the gang based in Cameroon, who referred the two to their Kenyan accomplices.

The DCI dragnet followed the suspects to the airport where they had gone to pick up their victims, then to Kileleshwa, where they were led to a compound, and upon suspicion, some accused jumped over the fence, which forced the officers to chase after them, and they nabbed seven of them, including two escapees.

According to the DCI, the scammers, who included two G4S security guards, are: Didier Muke (a Congolese with a pending case and passport deposited in court), Brian Otiende, Patrick Otieno, Joshua Ngandi, Charles Vincent, Mark Kabete and Ken Kiboi. The suspects will be arraigned in court today.


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