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Kiambu County residents have been warned to be extra cautious when transacting business following reports that fake local currency was circulating in the county.
Kiambu OCPD Stephen Ng'etich said that the police had been receiving several reports of people getting paid using fake money in various areas in the county.

Mr Ng'etich said that they were still investigating the source of the fake currency and therefore called on residents to report any individual they suspected of being involved in this crime. He warned that police were closing in on them. His office had notified police officers in neighbouring counties to be on the lookout.

He was speaking in Kiambu Town as he reacted to an incident where three people were arrested while depositing fake currencies worth Sh200,000 at a local bank in the town on. The three, Stephen Mwangi, Sultan Maina and Alex Mburu were in the process of depositing the money into Stephen Mwangi's bank account at around at 2.30pm yesterday. The bank teller reported the incident to the police when she detected that the money was fake.

Two days earlier, another man was arrested in the town with fake currency amounting to Sh700,000. Mr Ng'etich asked residents of the county to be vigilant especially on market days. This, according to him, was the prime time when they took advantage to con unsuspecting people.

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