Kenyan Authorities Intercept a Gold Scammer at Kenyatta Airport (JKIA)  


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The Kenyan Police have intercepted a man who has been scamming people of their money over a fake gold deal worth Ksh. 13 million.

The Kenyan Police identified the scammer as Jonathan Okoth Opande, also known as Chairman Kiongozi, a former contestant in the last general elections for the parliamentary seat of Nyakach constituency.

Kenyan police detectives noted that the suspect was ejected from Kisumu, aboard Kenyan airlines, on October 6, 2023, for defrauding Kenyan nationals in fake gold deals.

“A complaint was lodged at the Royal Thai Embassy on April 23 by Messrs Kitvisit Songsri and Nutsapol Songsri, the suspect posed as a CEO of Blu Afrique Ltd. who obtained money under the pretext of supplying gold.”

Kenyan police detectives noted that the two foreign nationals travelled to the country to seal the deal on April 17, 2023, but later revealed that they had been scammed by the notorious fake gold dealer.

“The duo has been introduced to Kiongozi by his accomplice, known as Fred Obach Oliech, who was arrested earlier on August 23, 2023.

Police further revealed that a raid at the main suspect’s office in the Lavington Gatina area led to the discovery of Kenya Revenue Authority export seals, a dust coat branded Ministry of Mining, and a digital weighing scale, among others.

The suspect is currently under police custody at Buruburu Police Station, Kenya, pending arraignment

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