BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Six people who were arrested yesterday by Detectives from the Flying Squad unit with 50 kilograms of fake gold in Kilimani area have been arraigned in court.
Six suspects arrested with 50 kgs of fake gold to be held for 3 days to allow investigations.
The six who include four Rwandese nationals and two Kenyans will however spend three days in custody to allow police complete investigations against them over fake gold.
The six Grace Wairimu Machatha, Erasocs Katiku Josiah , Niyitegeka Sevelin, Dushimiriman aEgie , Zilimwabagabu Jacrries and Ngagagura Emmanue are being investigated in a case of being in possession of fake gold nuggets contrary to section 203 Mining Act 12 of 2016 Laws of Kenya.
According to the prosecution, on 15th April 2019 Flying Squad Officers acting on information from the members of the public went to Lenana 51 Apartments along Lenana Road within Kilimani area and managed to arrest all suspects. The suspects are aged between 26 years and 64 years.
According to a miscellaneous application presented before the court this morning ,the investigating officer intends to contact more witnesses who have probably been defrauded by the six suspects using the said fake gold nuggets.
The six will lead the investigating team to apprehend other suspects who are still at large and are believed to be hiding within Nairobi and other towns.