The man at the centre of Sh2 billion fake money syndicate that was smashed at Barclays Bank in Nairobi once jostled for the control of Gor Mahia FC.
Mr Eric Adede, a Nairobi-based businessman-cum-politician, is among six suspects arrested on Tuesday by the Flying Squad officers at Barclays Bank’s Queensway branch.
The fake notes in 100-US-dollar denominations were found hidden in one of the bank’s safe boxes.
Mr Adede unsuccessfully vied for Gor Mahia chairmanship in 2014.
He lost the election after garnering 445 votes behind the current club’s chairman Ambrose Rachier, who got 808 votes.
The man who claimed to own the fake-dollar-haul also tried his luck in the race for Homa Bay Town parliamentary seat in the last general election but lost to Mr Peter Kaluma.