Yesterday six suspects were arrested at the Queensway branch of Barclays and 20 million in fake dollars recovered from them.
The gang, which is believed to be engaged in the printing of fake currency were intercepted by Flying Squad officers at the CBD based Barclays branch.
Four of the six suspects were identified as Mohammed Ijaz, Elizabeth Muthoni, Irene Wairimu and Eric Adede, who contested for the Homabay Town constituency parliamentary seat.
The DCI shared the photos of the suspects on social media to publicly warn the public about the gang. He wrote:
6 People were arrested today evening by
@DCI_Kenya Detectives in connection with Fake currency amounting to slightly over 20Million US Dollars @Barclays_Kenya~Queensway Branch. The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room| @Barclays_Kenya.
Check out the photos:
Below are the reactions from Kenyans:
Vicky Ann Wah! God’s always good. Hongera DCI for the good work. But stop familiarizing with small cases only, please look at the big fishes most, corruption is sugar-coated in Kenya like nowhere else
Mbuthia Mwangi And the movie wouldn’t have been complete without Wairimu and Muthoni… Loading…
Hawa Mbuthia Huyu Irene anakaa Aunty wa Harrier. Where are the other two? Don’t envy people cz of their riches stay in your lane. The first and 3rd are actually people’s husband /wife resp. Sad
Thambo Muturi Let the full force of law take its course
Michael Wanga Thanks for posting their photos. Let’s do social media investigation on them.
Daudi Likange Waiting to hear the amount of bail they will be given by the judiciary… 😓😏
Anyanzwajohnice @DCI_Kenya @MpashoNews Great job. May you live long enough to safeguard our life, industry and country… May the good Lord bless you… When are those for the dams being paraded.?
Below is a statement from Barclays bank: