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BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,4TH APRIL 2018-A middle aged woman from Kigumo Constituency, Murang’a County was on Wednesday April 4, charged with being in possession of Sh2.8 million in fake Kenyan currency.
Appearing in a Muranga court, before Senior Resident Magistrate the suspect Agnes Mwangi who is 25 years old , denied the charges and was released on a Sh300,000 bond.
The arrest came after Kenol residents and traders complained of an increase in fake Kenyan currency in the area.
Mr Antony Mwangi, a trader, said cases of counterfeit notes had increased in Kenol town.
“Conmen usually take advantage in the morning and evenings when customers are crowded in shops and we don’t have enough time to verify whether the money is fake or genuine,” Mr Mwangi said.
Murang’a South OCPD John Onditi urged locals to report such cases to the police.
The case will be heard on June 18, 2018.
The suspect, Ms Esther Mwikali, was arrested on April 1 after the police received a tip-off from members of the public who had fallen prey to fake notes in the area.