, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 2 – Two foreign nationals and a Kenyan have been detained for 15 days to enable police conclude a probe they were found in possession of fake currencies worth over Sh1 billion.
Nairobi Magistrate Sinkyiak Tobiko has allowed police to continue holding the three after the prosecution told the court that it needs more time to establish the foreigners’ true identity.
They also wanted to find out whether they have accomplices who are still at large.
The suspects were arrested Monday when police raided an apartment along Brookside Drive.
Upon searching the house, police officers managed to recover fake currency in dollars and Euros.
While allowing the application the court noted that “the amount seized is huge and if released it will crumble the economy.”
The case will be mentioned on October 16 for plea taking and further directions.[cresta-social-share]