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Prime suspect in Ksh 2.85B gold scam arrested and arraigned in court

DCI detectives have arrested and arraigned Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho, a prime suspect in the Ksh 2.85 billion gold scam case.

“Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho, the main suspect in a Sh2.85 billion gold scam investigation involving two Malaysian nationals, and who was arrested yesterday by the Operations Support Unit detectives has been arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts.

Mwaura was arrested at the same court premises when he appeared for the hearing of yet another gold scam case in which he is out on bond. Operations Support detectives have been pursuing Mwaura since December 27, 2023, being the mastermind of the near-success $19,000,000 gold scam deal orchestrated by a 8-member gang.” said DCI

On the day of the arrest back in December 2023, Mwaura managed to escape leaving behind his accomplices who were about to seal a 50kg fake gold deal.

On Wednesday morning, he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on Ksh 1 million cash bail pending mentioning of the case on 13th March, 2024.

“On the day when the deal involving 50kg in fake gold was to be sealed, detectives stormed the house where Mwaura’s seven accomplices were rounded up but he managed to escape. They have since been arraigned.

Earlier this morning, Mwaura was arraigned at court no.4 before Hon. R.K Ondieki charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and Attempt to commit a felony.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges and was admitted to a bond of Sh3 million or alternative cash bail of Sh1 million. The matter will be mentioned on 13th March at the same court.” said DCI

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