The case of Felista Njoroge has gained the attention of Kenyans online after it was revealed that she had over Ksh 100 million in her bank account.
Her account was then frozen after the Asset Recovery Agency was suspicious about the source of the funds in her account.
Felista has so far maintained that her boyfriend, Merc De Mesel (a crypto billionaire) was the one who gave her the money, something the Belgian corroborated.
But it is now emerging that Felista wasn't the only woman who was been blessed with Merc's largesse.
The Asset agency has now revealed that the crypto billionaire also wired lump sum amounts to another woman identified as Tebby Wambuku Kago.
Miss Kago was found with two Equity Bank accounts that held Sh71 million and Sh37 million respectively. Tebby's account was opened on February 22, 2021, with Marc De Mesel making the deposits amounting to KSh102 million in a span of four days from August 6 to August 10.
It was coincidentally the day that Merc also made double deposits of Sh25,242,756 and Sh25,579,356 in Felista's account.
The agency has gone to court asking for a freezing of the accounts, saying they are suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Through principal state counsel, Mohamed Adow, the agency said that the respondents are suspected to be part of a syndicate involved in a complex money-laundering designed to conceal, disguise the nature, source, disposition, and movement of the illicit funds.
High Court Elizabeth Maina froze the accounts and certified as urgent an application seeking forfeiture of the funds. The freeze order will remain in force for 90 days.