No sooner had top blogger Edgar Obare shed light into the wash wash business than the DCI got to work.

Earlier today, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation in an operation led by DCI’s Transnational Organized Crime detectives arrested three suspects of money laundering, at an apartment in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa area.

During the operation conducted on Thursday evening at Midea Apartment’s house number 101, three suspects were found with assorted fake local and foreign currencies.

The three suspects were identified as Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan, 54, Dorcas Ntoya, 34 and 26-year-old Arum Bob Busimbi. So the three are believed to be part of a cartel that is behind the rising cases of wash wash.

Several fake US dollar notes in denominations of 100 and a machine believed to be used in developing the fake notes were found in the house.

The detectives recovered three copies of a fake letter purportedly from Central Bank of Kenya, notifying receipt of Sh 10billion, two copies of United Nation invoices, a forged anti-money laundering clearance certificate, a packet of white powder labeled ‘Best Quality Laundry Starch’, a bottle containing a bluish substance, 45 USD notes in 100 denominations and 166 notes of Kenyan currency in Sh1000 denominations.

Also Ethan Mureithi, the caretaker of the apartment, who vehemently obstructed the detectives from conducting the operation within the facility was also arrested and will face appropriate charges.

The three wash wash suspects are in custody pending arraignment. And their vehicle was also confiscated.

Do you think the DCI should have offered Edgar some recognition?

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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2 years ago

Yes Edgar deserves recognition. …DCI come also to Keekrock road, there is a pub called Bandwagon and another called Sophia, the foreigners mostly liberians and Nigerians there are wash wash and scammers…pay a visit

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