Barclays bank fraudsters

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.

Those who were arrested at Barclays bank
Those who were arrested at Barclays bank in fake dollar scam

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.

Eric Adede
Eric Adede’s campaign poster in the 2017 general elections

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:

Eric Adede
Eric Adede, Owner of the Box
Mohammed Ijaz
Mohammed Ijaz, the fake investor

Elizabeth Muthoni


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:


Barclays bank