BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Equity bank Operations Manager in Moyale and Cash counting officer Wells Fargo who are suspects in Ksh 42M heist will be detained for 10 days to allow police to complete investigations.
The two, Roba Diba Boru and Langat Kipngetich Nelson were brought in court under an application where police sought to detain them for 21 days.
In the application police said the bank manager had been duly informed of the arrival of the money and was on duty at the material time while the Wells Fargo employee had been duly assigned to escort the money in question.
“The respondents were aware of the regulations and security standards to be governed to have directed the pilot not to land at Odda air strip Moyale at the material time noting that no proper security measures had been put in place.” Stated the police in the application.
The police further stated that Forensic investigation and analysis is ongoing to enable trace where the money is and connect all persons involved citing that if the suspects are released they will interfere with investigations especially tracing the money.
Police added that “There is a likelihood of them interfering and intimidating key probable witnesses if released before we secure evidence.”
Senior Resident magistrate Bernard Ochoi detained the suspects for 10 days citing that the suspects had already been in custody from 12th September.
The two suspects were arrested by Special Crimes Prevention Unit at the DCI headquarters upon fresh evidence that they were linked to the Sh.42m belonging to Equity bank of Kenya.
The case will mentioned on 2nd October,2019.