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Second suspect in Sh140mn Dubai cash in transit heist due in court

According to police, the three Kenyans were part of a team of six guards working for the private security firm and who were escorting the cash in March/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – A second suspect in the Sh140 million cash in transit heist in Dubai is due in court on Wednesday.

According to the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI), the suspect who was among three Kenyans involved incident was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

“Mr. George Gitau Maina, the second suspect in the #Dubai Cash in Transit Theft; where millions of shillings was stolen by 3Kenyans, was arrested yesterday afternoon &; will be arraigned in court today. The first suspect; Rebecca Musau had already been arrested & charged,” it stated through its Twitter account.

The first suspect Rebecca Musau was arrested and charged in July this year at the Namanga border while trying to cross into Tanzania.

During her hearing, the prosecutor said that Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet had received information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the suspect together with her accomplices had left Dubai after it was reported that some money in transit had gone missing.

It is at that point the Immigration Department was asked to put the suspect on the radar.

Upon her arrest, she was taken to her home in Kamulu where police recovered Sh13 million.

Musau together with her accomplices had stolen the money from Transguard Cash on Transit, while enroute to refilling an ATM at Dierra City Mall in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

According to police, the three Kenyans were part of a team of six guards working for the private security firm and who were escorting the cash in March.

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