Fake Forex Dealings case leads to 3 arrests in Kenya-Brainwave Science

Fake Forex Dealings case leads to 3 arrests in Kenya

October 4, 2018 | Brainwave Science


During an ongoing crackdown an illegal immigrant in the East African country, the fake currency was found in Kenya. According to police, fake money valued approximately at Sh1 billion was hidden in Sandal Wood Apartment along Brookeside Drive in Westlands. Besides, in the next room, the police also found strange objects in form of animal skin and beads believed to be used by the suspects for witchcraft purposes. The police squad team raided the home only to find huge amounts of fake money in form of Euros, Dollars and Pounds hidden in of the rooms of the three-bedroom house.

During the operation, police found 3 suspects. The Directorate of Criminal Investigation, DCI, under the National police Service announced on Monday the arrest of the three with fake dollar and euro bills. DCI disclosed that Chadians Abdoulaye and Adballa Tamba and Kenyan Anthony Mwangangi – their driver – were arrested in a suburb of the capital, Nairobi. But later officials confirmed that one of the suspects escaped during the arrest. Also, according to the police, the mastermind of the whole crime has been living in Kenya as an immigrant for 10 years.

The police are still looking for the 3rd suspect with preparations to present the case for court proceedings for two other suspects. Besides, officials confirmed that they are sure that the number of perpetrators is much more than 3 and they will continue similar operations in the country.


Counterfeit bank notes are the most common form of fraud in Kenya, with mobile money and bank agents being the key targets. A nationwide survey released recently by the Central Bank of Kenya shows that mobile money agents, who largely consist of M-Pesa agents, had 24,562 cases of counterfeit notes, which is 97 per cent of the fraud cases they face.  Police representative explained the situation, saying ‘Kenyans come to them with hopes of becoming wealthy only for them to end up in poverty. They have been duping desperate citizens whereby they ask them to come with a certain amount of money and pretend to pray for them through witchcraft rituals and in exchange they are given huge amounts of foreign currencies which in real sense are fake.’

Officials of Kenya now are looking for the best way to solve this problem, unfortunately, it is not a local but is global concern for the country. Putting such criminals behind bars is a necessary condition for safe and calm life of every citizen of the country. Financial crimes such as money laundering, bank frauds, forgery and counterfeiting along with white collar crimes fall in some of the most difficult crimes to solve. That is why law enforcement and prosecutors must be well equipped with latest technologies.


Kenya is at war with mafia-style cartels run by corrupt politicians and business people, according to the country’s chief justice. Speaking to a Dutch newspaper, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga claimed organized crime stretched across all of Kenyan society and had “never been worse”.  Kenya Police is on the lookout for the 3rd suspect of this case as well as for many other perpetrators in the area. These complicated cases demand the use of fully automated, extremely accurate, highly applicable technology like iCognative by Brainwave Science.

iCognative is a powerful technology that helps law enforcement agents all over the world to determine who is a perpetrator and who is an innocent, especially in cases of organized crime Brainwave Science‘s iCognative addresses the fundamental lack of evidence problem head on.  Based on proven patent-free science, of P300/P300 MERMER, the technology measures and records brain reactions, finding out if suspects know some details about a crime. In order to conduct the test, case facts/investigation details collected by law enforcement need to be added to uploaded to the system and the easy-to-use system is ready for testing. During a  iCognative test investigation details/case facts (also called Stimuli) will be shown to every suspect while a proprietary headset records all brain reactions for those stimuli. With more than 99% of accuracy, iCognative will determine which of the suspect’s brain contains specific confidential information about a particular crime.

In the case of finding fake money and the organized financial crimes ring in Kenya, iCognative can help to prove the guilt of suspects.  Case facts uncovered by investigation such as : pictures of fake money, total amount of each currency found as evidence, names and pictures of the partners in crime; locations of hidden monies in the home; financial transactions from their bank accounts to different people etc., along with other investigation details not yet disclosed to public can be used for the test. In such crimes time is of the essence because once the news about the suspects reaches the co-conspirators they act quickly to flee to countries from where extradition is a challenge for law enforcement. It is easier to prosecute cyber crimes and financial crimes when the suspects are all in the same country and with iCognative this goal is accomplished swiftly by Kenya Police and Public prosecutor’s office.

 iCognative test can be conducted on every suspect, witness as well as victims in every separate crime because it is safe, non-invasive and supports human rights.

iCognative is the revolutionary technology that can change the way financial and cybercrimes are solved today. Being fully automated and ease of usage, it is possible to use the technology in every corner of our world without specialized knowledge. iCognative can not only help solve crimes, but also prevent them in future because only the word that the Police has become more powerful with such technologies is enough to deter criminals to control crime.

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