The Nation Africa has revealed the identity of Mr Brunoh Otieno Liende alias Oyugi and Steve Seth Okute.
The two were mentioned busted in a gold scamming syndicate by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Saturday.
DCI recovered two firearms and over 470 rounds of ammunition of 9mm and 5.56 mm calibre, after arresting 10 suspects believed to have defrauded $534,000 USD (Sh67.3 Million) from 2 American citizens.
In the weekend arrest, detectives nabbed 8 suspects, among them the two who are believed to be highly connected to politicians.
“In one of the latest high level fake gold scams in the capital, the detectives who were acting on intelligence leads arrested 8 Kenyans, one Indian and a Greek citizen in two separate raids at Nairobi’s upmarket Kitusuru and Kilimani suburbs, in one of the latest scams targeting foreign investors. Seth Steve Okuthe, the Director NewSkys Global Cargo Movers and Brunoh Otieno Oliende alias Oyugi were the first to be arrested following a report made by Ms Marjorie R. Grant, an American based investor living Los Angeles, California,” the DCI wrote.
“His arrest led to the arrest of the second suspect Brunoh at his palatial home in Kitusuru, where heavy metallic boxes suspected to be used in storage of crucial exhibits were recovered. The 8 other suspects Samuel Wathika Gathuru, Kaisarios Loamms (Greece citizen), Odhiambo Tobias Patrobas, Oketch Moses, Patrick Mugabe, Elisha Mbandi, Teddy Zamora and Siva Sakthi Veru (Indian citizen) were arrested in unmarked offices along Maalim Juma road within Kilimani area,” the detectives posted in their FichuaKwaDCI posts on Twitter and Facebook.
SUSPECTS IN SH67M GOLD SCAM ARRESTED AND TWO FIREARMS RECOVERED
Detectives have recovered two firearms and over 470 rounds of ammunition of 9mm and 5.56 mm calibre, after arresting 10 suspects believed to have defrauded $534,000 USD (Sh67.3 Million) from 2 American citizens. pic.twitter.com/gUR3OJ6KCK
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) February 4, 2023
Another named suspect, a Mr Samuel Waithaka was found in possession of a Sigsauer P229 Pistol.
A pistol was alsdo recovered from Mr Okute
“Steve Okute was found in possession of a Baretta pistol loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition. A Gilboa riffle suspected to have been using the 5.56mm ammo was found missing during the raid.A thorough search was also conducted in the offices eading to the recovery of 3 laptops, suspected mineral stones coated in gold and silver colours, a Cheque book issued by a local bank, briefcase containing metal analyser tools, cash counting machines, rubber stamp inscribed Bukule Tereno Advocates Kinshasa and assorted metal rods. It is while the detectives were conducting the raid that they found the arrested Indian National Siva Sakthi Veru, who had just jetted into the country, in the process of being defrauded over Sh25 Million and saved him from the fraudulent deal”.
Gold scam has been linked to politicians, most notably the Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula who was caught on audio negotiating.
— #InsecurityKE (@InsecurityKE) May 18, 2021
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) May 13, 2019
Video of Moses Wetangula bargaining with Sheikh's representative in the fake Gold scam….released at a very strategic time when he is tackling Ford-K wrangles. Bwana Senator your goose is roasted! !!#orengo #RentAKikuyu #DoMoreWithMPESA #WorldEnvironmentDay2020 #HaslaMwitu . pic.twitter.com/2KJ9Lccgj9
— JAMAL. (@CdeJAMAL) June 5, 2020
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