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Man arrested with Sh4.6 million in fake Kenyan currency

Police in Bungoma are holding a man they arrested on Tuesday with more than Sh4.6 million in counterfeit Kenyan currency.

The middle-aged man was in possession of the currency in Sh1,000 denomination.

Bungoma County Police Commander Charles Munyoli said the arrest was made after they received a tip off from members of the public.

According to the Munyoli, officers received information that an unknown person, who had rented a house within the Bungoma Central Business District (CBD), was involved in dubious activities.

CRIMINAL RING

Police believe the man is a part of a criminal ring that deals in counterfeit hard currency with an aim of defrauding the public through circulation of the fake currency.

Investigations have been launched into the incident and the police are questioning the suspect to get more information that will help in arresting his accomplices.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned in court this week to answer to charges of being in possession of fake currency with intention to defraud the public.

Police are calling upon members of the public to be vigilant when doing their daily transactions in a bid to ensure that they are not conned.