Nigerian, Congolese arrested in Matuu with forged Ksh.1K notes

Nigerian, Congolese arrested in Matuu with forged Ksh.1K notes

A Nigerian and a Congolese national have been arrested in Matuu after they were found in possession of forged Kenyan currency.

Ogundeji Olayinka and Tazisong Fabian were arraigned in court on Thursday.

Kithimani Senior Resident Magistrate Gilbert Shikwe directed that they remain in custody at the Matuu Police Station for 4 days.

He said this will allow police to complete investigations; their houses in Nairobi are to be searched after an application from the Prosecution.

According to the charge sheet, the two suspects were found in Kakumini village, Yatta sub county with forged notes totalling Ksh. 9000.

“On September 3, 2019, they jointly had in their possession forged bank notes in the denomination of Ksh. 1000 serial number AA0209039 (two notes), serial number AA0209229 (two notes), serial number AA0209033 (three notes) and serial number AA0229042 (two notes),” the sheet reads.

Being in possession of forged bank currency notes contravenes Section 359 of the Penal Code which attracts a jail term of seven years.

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