DCI in pursuit of Kiambu couple accused of conning Kenyans millions through dubious forex deals

By Nyaboga Kiage On Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 16:27 | < 1 min read
DCI’s banking fraud investigations unit is looking for two fugitives who absconded court after being charged with fraud
Police car. PHOTO/COURTESY

Officers drawn from the Directorate if Criminal Investigations (DCI) Banking fraud unit are in pursuit of two suspects who have been illegally transacting in foreign exchange.

In a Thursday statement by the DCI, Alfred Wangai Mundia and Mercy Nkatha Karimi are wanted after they went into hiding immediately they were set free by a Kiambu Court.

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The duo was in 2019 arrested by detectives for obtaining Sh4 million from Jane Wanjiru Kang’ethe on April 17, 2014 at Ushirika building in Limuru, Kiambu County.

However, they decided to settle the matter out of court with the victim after they agreed to refund the money.

The court went ahead and allowed the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji to withdraw the criminal case.

They first obtained Sh1,822,000 from the complainant by false pretense that they were in a position to invest in a forex exchange business.

The further obtained Sh960,000, Sh265,000, sh340,000, sh960,000, Sh400,000, Sh465,000, Sh317,400, Sh465,000, Sh150,000 from Kang’ethe using the same tricks between February 6 and April 9, 2014, at the same place.

The couple was also being accused by another complainant Philip Mwangi who had given them Sh25,000 and Sh291,000 to invest between March and April 2014.

They committed the crime through their company called VIP Portal between October 2013 and September 2014.

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