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EXPOSED: Man arrested with fake Sh1 billion currency was deported three years ago

Fake foreign currency notes amounting to Sh1 billion that were recovered at the apartment in Nairobi.
Fake foreign currency notes amounting to Sh1 billion that were recovered at the apartment in Nairobi.

A man who was arrested on Monday for being in possession of Sh1 billion fake currency was deported three years ago.

Detectives say they are surprised how Mr Abdullah Tamba and his son Abdoullaye Tamba still found their way back into the country.

The two were arrested on Monday together with a Kenyan accomplice at Sandalwood Apartments, on Brookside Lane in Westlands.

The father and son had in 2015 told police that they are from Central African Republic, according to police records. On Monday, upon arrest, they claimed to be from Mali.

Detectives now say that the two are Chad nationals.

Mr Abdulah Tamba, a Malian, who was arrested together with two others over fake currency in Westlands, Nairobi.
Mr Abdulah Tamba, a Malian, who was arrested together with two others over fake currency in Westlands, Nairobi.

DCI TWEET

“Detectives today afternoon arrested three men namely #AbdoulayeTamba, #AbdallaTamba (both nationals of #Chad) & #AnthonyMwangangi, a Kenyan, who is their driver following a tip-off from members of public.The three were found with over a billion fake currency,” read a tweet by the Director of Criminal Investigations.

Mr Tamba was arrested and deported in 2015 together with Mr Suleiman Musa, Mr Mahmat Tamba and Mr Yahya Kangweri.

Mr Mahmat is also back in the country. His Facebook page has photos showing his activities in Nairobi.

On Monday, Mr Musa Yego, the Flying Squad boss in Nairobi said that the suspect has also been defrauding Kenyans while lying to them that he will make them rich.

“The foreigners have been in the country for over 10 years. We want the owner of the apartment to explain what he knows about them,” Mr Yego said.



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