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Who is this Kemboi nabbed with Sh238m at JKIA?

Who is this Kemboi nabbed with Sh238m at JKIA?

By Justus Karanja

A man identified as Paul Kemboi (pictured) was nabbed by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs officers with Sh238 million at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

 Kemboi, who was suspected to have been part of money-laundering scheme, was nabbed on arrival from Burundi.

Kemboi is eyeing Chesumei parliamentary seat on Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
A statement issued by the Customs and Border Control commissioner stated the Kenyan was intercepted by officers after presenting conflicting information on the intended destination of the parcel during clearance.

According to the report, the suspect originally stated that the parcel was destined for a private security company, Brinks, at their Kenyan offices.

He then later raised suspicion after the documents produced to support the export request were found to be different from those produced during entry into the country. 

"Upon arrival, the passenger made a declaration of the currency indicating the origin as Banque de Credit de Bujumbura (BCB) to a recipient Brinks Global Services, Kenya," said KRA.

"After clearance by Customs Unit at the airport, the traveller later presented the same money at the Swissport Cargo shed with different export documents for shipment to Global Services, UK," added the statement. 

The suspect was then arrested on account of a money-laundering attempt.

KRA urged passengers to accountably be keen while declaring their cargo at all points of entry as required by customs law.

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