The Office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Starehe has launched investigations to establish the source of the bullets found in a sack in Nairobi’s Lucky Summer area.
According to the police Francis Baraza, a caretaker of rental houses owned by Hojan Investments on Tuesday evening stumbled upon an abandoned sack stashed with bullets.
He immediately reported the finding at Kasarani Stadium Police Station where it was recorded under OB. 42/03/05/2021. The matter was then handed over to Ruaraka Police Station.
The police officers said the items in the sack were 18 rounds of 38 special bullets, seven rounds of 9mm tracer bullets, 414 rounds of 97.62mm blanks, one expended round of 7.62 blanks, nine rounds of live 7.62 special bullets and 30 rounds of live 9mm bullets.
This comes a day after detectives in Ruiru, have recovered millions worth of fake currency hidden in a halfway constructed rental house along Ruiru-Kiambu road.
The DCI said they recovered Ksh 362, 500, 000 in notes, stashed in nylon papers inside metal boxes.
According to Ruiru DCIO head Justus Ombati, the fake money was in denominations of 100 dollars, 50 pounds and one thousand Kenya shilling notes.
Three Cameroonians 44-year-old Paulin Francis, Njikam Omar 37 and 31-year-old Jacob Kentong were arrested for questioning after they were found in the building.
Sleuths suspect that the illegal production of fake currencies could be happening elsewhere before the fake money is transported for storage in Ruiru before it’s distributed to unsuspecting persons.
Detectives also recovered two hundred and fifty kilograms of fake gold nuggets, seventy suspected fake bars of gold, one dollar photocopy machine, liquids, passports among other things.
This is the second such recovery in two years after detectives recovered fake Kenyan and foreign currency worth millions of shillings in a residential house within Ruiru 2019.
The money was suspected of being used by the accused in a con scheme involving calling people and telling them they have won money, and thus pay some amount to receive the ‘prize.’
The fake money packed in metallic boxes was carried away in a police lorry and according to Ombati, the case is still in court.
The DCI boss said that while the latest recovery will be investigated independently, it could be linked to the two fake currency production crimes.
Residents who spoke to journalists said they were mystified to hear the presence of millions within their small village and could not tell that something fishy could have been happening.
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