Following the recent rise in the cases of money laundering the Capital city Nairobi, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has today Monday August30, 2021, issued a statement addressing the same.
Speaking on his usual #EngagetheIG forum Mutyambai noted that several suspects had been arrested and arraigned in courts over the same issue.
The Inspector General of police noted that the cases were being handled by the officers from the Directorate Of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Serious Crimes Protection Unit (SCPU) who are mandated to handle such cases.
“We are aware of this and we have arrested and arraigned several suspects on the same. We also have a unit under DCI that deals with serious crime and continues to arrest perpetrators,” Mutyambai stated.
This is after money laundering commonly referred to as wash wash became a rampant in the Country and especially in the cities.
He further urged the general public to shy away from the get rich quick mentality that has put a lot of people into huge debts and serious problems.
The strategy has always been presented as a lucrative deal that guarantees a huge and quick return on the money invested.
Among the ways commonly used in the process and marketed include gold and diamonds, stocks, bonds, goods and service supplies and real estate.
The latest development recently saw blogger Edgar Obare alias Tea master expose established journalist Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o for participating in the bad scheme resulting into heavy criticism from Kenyans.
Jalang’o would however refute the claims attributing his massive wealth to his sheer hard work and opening numerous businesses as the honest way of earning his money and wealth.
“As you speak today, I think I’m a brand ambassador to almost five top brands. A brand ambassador, not influencer, for influencing I have a thousand and one. I’ll tell you easily, there’s a time I drive in this town and I see a billboard literally every single place, those things pay,” Jalang’o stated during the Kiss 100 morning show.