Second suspect in Ksh.140M Dubai cash heist arraigned


George Gitau Maina
George Gitau Maina before a Nairobi Court over the Ksh.140M Dubai cash heist.

In Summary

  • According to a tweet by the DCI, George Gitau Maina was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and becomes the second suspect to be nabbed over the heist that was committed by three Kenyans.
  • Maina is set to be arraigned in court on Wednesday after the first arrested suspect, Rebecca Mueni Musau, was already charged.
  • Ms. Museu was arrested in Namanga town at the Tanzania-Kenya border while attempting to flee to Tanzania on July 4, 2018.

A second suspect in Ksh.140 million Dubai cash on transit heist has been arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.

George Gitau Maina 28, was arraigned before principal Magistrate Bernad Nzakyo under miscellaneous application and detained for 14 days at Muthaiga Police Station to allow police complete investigations.

The investigating officer in the matter told court that, the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI)  launched investigations and informed the Director of Immigration Services on May 15, 2018 to place the mentioned suspects on movement control.

The court also heard that the second suspect Gitau was arrested on November 6, 2018 at his home in Mwihoko area and a total of Ksh.240,000 recovered from his house alongside land title deeds.

It is believed that on March 4, 2018, the respondents who have under international warrant of arrest, stole the said amount from a Company named Transguard cash while on transit to refill an ATM at Dierra city mall in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The matter will be mentioned on November 21, 2018.

The first arrested suspect, Rebecca Mueni Musau, who has already been charged.

Ms. Museu was arrested in Namanga town at the Tanzania-Kenya border while attempting to flee to Tanzania on July 4, 2018.

DCI boss George Kinoti said, after interrogation, Mueni took the detectives to her home in Nairobi where police recovered Ksh.13 million.

Ms. Mueni, Mr. Maina and a third suspect who remains at large, were part of six guards of a private security company who were escorting the cash on transit in May this year.

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