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Prime suspect in Ksh2.5B gold scam arraigned

Kelvin Mwaura was released after the court granted him a Ksh3 million bond or alternative cash bail of Ksh1 million

Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho, the main suspect in the Ksh2.85 billion gold scam investigation involving two Malaysian nationals has been arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts.

Mwaura was arrested Tuesday by the Operations Support Unit detectives at the same court premises when he appeared for the hearing of yet another gold scam case in which he is out on bond.

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He was charged early Wednesday morning with conspiracy and an attempt to commit a felony.

He denied both charges and was released after being granted a bond of Ksh3 million or alternative cash bail of Ksh1 million.

Detectives who say he is the mastermind of the near-success $19,000,000 gold scam deal orchestrated by an eight-member gang have been pursuing him since December 27, 2023.

Their probe established he was the tenant of the Lavington-based premises where the gang operated, having entered a tenancy agreement with the landlord to use the property as a residential house.

On the day when the deal involving 50kg fake gold was to be sealed, police stormed the house where Mwaura’s seven accomplices were rounded up but he managed to escape.

The suspects have since been arraigned.










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