Two arrested with Ksh. 24,000 fake money

Likuyani

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Likuyani OCPD Mr. Meshack Kiptum in his office. Photo/Joseph Amunya/West Fm

Police officers in Likuyani Sub County managed to apprehend two men with about Ksh. 24,000 fake Kenyan currency.

Confirming the incident, Likuyani OCPD, Mr. Meshack Kiptum, (left) said the two Lazarus Koech aged 30 years and  Patrick Musa, 52, were arrested by keen area residents at Kona Mbaya market while they attempted to deposit in their M-Pesa accounts the fake cash in 1000 denominations.

Likuyani OCPD Mr. Meshack Kiptum in his office. Photo/Joseph Amunya/West Fm
Likuyani OCPD Mr. Meshack Kiptum in his office. Photo/Joseph Amunya/West Fm

“Concerned area residents arrested the suspects before handing them over to administration police officers at Mabusi post before they were transferred to Matunda Police Station,” said Kiptum.

He said security officers have launched investigations into the incident, especially
after the suspects claimed they were given the fake notes by an unidentified trader.

The Sub County police boss has advised owners of M-Pesa kiosks and other business persons to be very careful following claims of distribution of fake currencies in the area.