This afternoon, it was reported that officers from the Flying Squad department had nabbed Ksh. 17 billion at Barclays Bank Queens Way Branch.
The amount was initially reported to be about Ksh 17 billion but the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Mr George Kinoti later released a statement saying the amount was Ksh. 2 billion.
Barclays Bank, through their official Twitter handle, released a statement to their customers and the general public saying that one of their customers who holds a personal deposit box at their Queens Way branch was this morning intercepted by Flying Squad officers and that the bank was helping the officers investigate the matter.
A customer who holds a personal safe deposit box at our Queensway branch was this morning intercepted by police at the branch. Police are currently investigating the contents of his safe deposit box. We are assisting the authorities to investigate this matter fully.
— Barclays Bank Kenya (@Barclays_Kenya) March 19, 2019
Kenyans have been demanding answers; including the name of the said billionaire that deposited the fake currency at the bank.
This is what some of them have had to say on the matter.
Is it possible that a respected international bank like Barclays can have fake currency in its safe? I think not!! Can the bank defend its reputation or be seriously sanctioned by the regulator?
— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) March 19, 2019
Stay woke. That alleged 17 Billion shilling fake currency discovered at Barclays Bank, allegedly, could well be distraction from the Hunger crisis gripping parts of Kenya and government failure to mitigate the pangs of starvation.
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) March 19, 2019
Who's covering it up? 17bn? 2bn? pic.twitter.com/oEzPDgTvR1
— M (@Mwangala_) March 19, 2019
Now that it is in public domain, can you please disclose the name… Kenyans would like to know who this billionaire is… and perhaps why your branch was keeping FAKE money.
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) March 19, 2019
They have released the below full statement a few minutes ago.
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