In Summary
  • Kandara OCPD Paul Wambugu said the two had conned an agent at Naaro shopping centre.
  • They also tried to deposit Sh10,000 only for the attendant to realise that the money was fake.
  • At the same time, a man was arrested at Kabati Police Station with Sh892,000 in fake old generation notes.

Police in Kandara, Murang’a County have arrested three people, two men and a woman, who were found with fake currency notes in two separate incidents.

In one incident, a man and a woman who have been making rounds in Kandara conning mobile money transfer agents with fake new generation currency have been arrested.

According to Kandara OCPD Paul Wambugu, the two had conned an agent at Naaro shopping centre where they deposited Sh7,000 and later at Kaburugi where they tried to deposit Sh10,000 only for the attendant to realise that the money was fake.

MOBILE MONEY DEPOSITS

"They have been conning the attendants with fake money by depositing the same in with mobile phone money transfer agents. We have been trailing them after locals recorded complaints with the police. We also intercepted a machine used to detect genuine currency with them," Mr Wambugu said.

He urged locals to be on the lookout and to be keen on checking genuinely notes since they may fall prey especially during this transition period from the old to new currency.

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