Top politicians in fake money printing racket ahead of 2022 campaigns are now operating in panic mode after sleuths busted their network and some members arrested.
Detectives are at the moment trailing top government officials and well-connected politicians believed to be the real players behind the baffling white collar crime.
Among those arrested yesterday following a botched operation at Kenya’s prestigious financial institution Barclay bank is one Dr. Erick Otieno adede.
Adede is believed to have used huge amount of similar money when he vied for Homa Bay parliamentary seat in the last general elections but lost to Mr. Peter Kaluma.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, Adede was the owner of the safe deposit box in which the fake currency was stashed.
Other suspects arrested in the swoop by Flying Squad and detectives from DCI are Mr Ahmed Shah, Mr Boaz Ochich, Mr Charles Manzi both said to be bank’s officials, and Ms Elizabeth Muthoni and Ms Irene Wairimu Kimani