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Suspects in Runda gold scam released on Ksh 100K cash bail each

Milimani Law Court has released three suspects in the Runda, gold scam scandal on Ksh 100,000 cash bail each.

Fauzia Wanjiru alias Issa, Shallo Fatma alias Tett and Jackson Ochieng on Monday pleaded not guilty to attempting to obtain money by false pretense.

The three were arrested as they were about to seal the deal with South African national identified as Ralph Manyaka before detectives laid an ambush and made the arrests.

“The victim had been directed to Kilimani where he was picked before being driven to Runda, where the deal was to be sealed. Unbeknownst to the scammers, detectives had laid an ambush close to Momesa Vale from where they struck and made the arrests.

A search in the house led to the recovery of fake US dollars, a gold induction melting machine, an export permit for minerals and samples of minerals bearing the names TENG GERM LTD and KRA stickers among other crucial exhibits.” said DCI

Also linked to the deal was Trans-Nzoia Senator Allan Chesang who was also to benefit from the amount to be collected.

“Earlier, detectives had received information that the gold scammers associated with Trans-Nzoia Senator Allan Chesang, were targeting a South African national, whom they intended to defraud a colossal amount of money.” said DCI

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