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Police arrest four and recover Ksh 9M from Wells Fargo employees

DCI officers have arrested four suspects and recovered Ksh 9,101,300 out of the Ksh 94,918,750 stolen by Wells Fargo employees.

“DCI Officers from Nairobi in pursuit of the Kshs 94,918,750/= stolen from Quickmart Supermarket on Nov 6, 2023, Wells Fargo Company employees on transit to Family Bank, have arrested four suspects.” said National Police Service

One of the suspects was Ismael Patrick Gitonga who was the driver of the car which was used to ferry the cash after the escort van was stolen.

“Ismael Patrick Gitonga, the owner and driver of motor vehicle registration number KBM 751W Fielder suspected to have been used to ferry the stolen cash from the escort van, was arrested within Rongai area and the motor vehicle traced to Njiru within Kayole.” said National Police Service

The second and third suspects Michael Matolo Njeru and Samwel Onyango were arrested attempting to conceal the vehicle as the fourth one was arrested in Kasarani with the said Ksh 9 million.

“Michael Matolo Njeru and Samwel Onyango were arrested in Njiru while in the process of modifying the vehicle to possibly conceal its identity. Martin Nderi Nganga was arrested in Kasarani and Kshs 9,101,300/= recovered at his rented house.

Also recovered was a cashbox at a forest next to Gataka Market in Karen Estate. Efforts to trace, arrest and recover the remaining stolen cash continues. The case is Pending Before Court, as Regional Criminal Investigations Office Nairobi continues with investigations.

The National Police Service takes this opportunity to thank members of the public for their continued support.” said National Police Service

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