It has emerged that one of the six suspects arrested with fake Sh 2 Billion at Barclays Bank, Queensway branch linked to ODM party.
Eric Otieno Adede who has been identified as the owner of the safe was an aspirant for the ODM party ticket in the 2017 Homabay Town parliamentary elections.
Otieno mounted an elaborate campaign with his campaign material bearing his pet name “Daktari wuod Asego.”
In a list released by the DCI on Tuesday night, Otieno is identified as the owner of the safe in which the cache of fake currency amounting to Sh 2 Billion.
He first contested for the ODM party ticket but lost to the current MP George Opondo Kaluma.
Campaign material seen by Metropolis.co.ke reveal that the suspect enjoyed the blessings of the party before ditching it, with the portrait of Raila Odinga appearing in his campaign materials.
He ditched the party and was cleared to run as an independent candidate.
A statement from the DCI read that “6 People were arrested today evening by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in connection with Fake currency amounting to slightly over 20Million US Dollars @Barclays_Kenya~Queensway Branch. The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room|@Barclays_Kenya”
Adede was arrested alongside five others identified as:
- Ahmed Shah- Fake Investor
- Elizabeth Muthoni
- Irene Wairimu Kimani
- Boaz Ochich – Bank official
- Charles Manzi-Bank official
Also held for statement recording is a witness who would have been conned.