Thursday, August 18, 2022

Six arrested printing fake gov’t documents in Nairobi

Detectives acting on a tip-off have arrested six people in Eastleigh, Nairobi printing fake government documents.

The suspects are reported to be printing fake national identity cards, refugee registration documents among others. At the time of the raid, processed documents were found in their care.

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“A syndicate involved in the printing of fake government documents was busted by detectives yesterday in Eastleigh, Nairobi county. Six suspects we arrested following the raid at an establishment on 1st avenue, 3rd street, where national identification cards, refugee registration documents, academic certificates and other documents were being processed illegally.

Acting on information received via our Fichua kwa DCI hotline, detectives from the Transnational Organized Crime Unit backed up by Cybercrime sleuths stormed the office and recovered a bunch of fake documents that had been illegally processed.

Also recovered were computers used for the development of the fake papers. Detectives have established that the syndicate is also involved in aiding the entry of aliens into the country, through processing of fake credentials for them. The suspects are currently being grilled by detectives at DCI headquarters, before being arraigned in court on Thursday.” Said DCI

Kenyans have been warned against engaging in such acts as it poses a serious threat to the security of the country as some of the clients have unclear motives.

“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations cautions Kenyan’s engaged in this kind of trade that their actions pose a very serious threat to the public safety and security of their fellow Kenyans.

Developing fake papers for unknown people whose intentions are unclear is not only illegal but immoral. As we celebrate Mashujaa Day, we are reminded of our patriotic duty to join hands with our security forces, in guarding our nation jealousy against any form of evil, through providing information.” Said DCI

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