Mombasa, Kenya | URN | Kenya Police is holding two Ugandans for possession of counterfeit US$94,100 (approximately UGX 347M).
Godfrey Tindyebwa and Evans Tayebwa were picked up on Tuesday 19th in Kenya’s coastal town of Mombasa while cruising a Mercedes Benz at Pundamilia Hotel in Bamburi Division in Kisauni Sub-County.
“At around 5:30 pm, we received a tip-off from members of the public and we raided the hotel and arrested the two suspects with those large chunks of fake money,” Rashid Yakub, the Coast Regional Police Commander announced.
No other details were divulged. Their car was also confiscated. It is not clear what the duo was doing in Mombasa but Kenyan authorities, say they entered the country by road on Monday 18th, according to the Daily Nation.
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Hosting the port where three-quarters of goods destined for Uganda dock, Mombasa hosts many Ugandans who go there mostly for business. The buzz of activity makes it a virgin for fraudsters.
Fake currency, stolen containers and car-hijacks especially on Mombasa-Nairobi road are common. The two are being held at Mombasa Central Police Station.