Detectives attached to the special unit, Serious Crime Unit (SCU) within the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) last night smashed a fake gold syndicate and arrested two Nairobi fraudsters posing as legit businessmen who had swindled a foreigner a substantial amount of money.
In a statement on Twitter, the DCI Director George Kimiti said detectives burst into house No. 91 in Nairobi’s Convent Drive, Lavington, and apprehended Jackson Maina and Awuyene Mbom
They seized four metal boxes containing fake gold nuggets, assorted stamps and gold smelting equipment.
The items confiscated will be presented in court as exhibits.
The two suspects directors of Airlink Freight Limited were arrested after the national from Burkina Faso filed a complaint at the DCI claiming he had been swindled by the two between October 27 and November 16.
The DCI appeals to any other person who might have fallen victim to the syndicate to file a report at the SCU offices at Mazingira Complex on Kiambu Road.
The two will be charged in court on Monday.
By Joy Kyalo