Probe on fake gold scam ongoing, DCI boss declares

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has expanded its investigations into the fake gold scandal to Dubai.

DCI director George Kinoti yesterday said a team of detectives will soon leave for the United Arab Emirates to talk to various concerned parties.

“You know it was Ramadhan period when the whole thing broke out and we have to wait for them to settle down. Let no one lie to you the probe has stalled because we will get there soon,” Kinoti said from the USA.

He said they have already covered a lot of ground locally and that they just need to talk to few more people before they finalise the investigations.

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“We know the parties involved and it will be a matter of time before we summon them for statements. Let them be patient.”

He was reacting to reports that the probe had stalled. Since the incident broke out where Kenyan gold scammers defrauded a Dubai businessman of close to Sh400 million, the police have raided various joints and confiscated fake gold.

The places include Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, smelting joints and residential places and offices.

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More than 20 suspects linked to various gold scams have also been arrested and presented in court.

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