Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched a manhunt for John Henry Waswa.
Waswa was one of the seven suspects arrested earlier in 2019 for allegedly impersonating President Uhuru Kenyatta and fraudulently obtaining Ksh10 million from Sameer Africa chairman Naushad Merali.
The DCI officers and central bank officials have already nabbed three people who conned two foreigners of Ksh15 million in the pretext of selling them coffee and other artifacts, which Waswa is reportedly involved in.
Waswa is also being sought after investigations revealed that some of the payments were channeled through his account.
According to police, the suspects, who are close associates of Waswa, obtained money from Kazakhstani nationals Damir Ryskulov and his brother.
On Friday, detectives from the DCI’s Financial Investigations Unit (FIU) arrested Berlin Owino Ajeck, Stephen Roberts Andere and Evelyne Adhiambo Osore, who were then arraigned in court on Monday.
The investigations were triggered by a payment made by Ryskulov on July 4 to one of the suspects.
Detectives attached to CBK flagged the payment and notified their colleagues at the FIU.
Waswa had assigned the first accused, Ajeck to Ryskulov as a personal assistant, driver and bodyguard.
Reports by People Daily noted that Waswa denied receiving money from Ryskulov but claimed to have sold scrap metal worth Ksh3 million to another Kazakhstani national.