Elgon View Politician Denies that He was Arrested over Sh 100m Fake Currency

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By Isah Asesa

Ex-Webuye West parliamentary aspirant Peter Sitati has denied that he was arrested in Eldoret Town on Thursday evening for being in possession with over Sh100m in fake local and foreign currency.

Politician denies claims that he was arrested over Sh 100m fake currency. Eldoret Kenya.

In a phone interview from Nairobi, Mr Sitati said that he was in class when the reports started circulating on social media that he was in police custody over the matter.

“I want to deny claims that I am linked to fake currencies nabbed in Elgon View estate, Eldoret. I am a student and that is why I spent the whole day in school preparing for my end of semester examinations. I want to tell everyone that I have not been arrested,” he said.

He went on, “I left class at 5pm and went straight home only to find so many missed calls from my supporters seeking to know what had transpired. Anyone who is spreading these lies should substantiate them because I have not been arrested and no one has approached me on the same.”

Police linked the house in Elgon View Estate to Peter Sitati who unsuccessfully vied for the Webuye West parliamentary seat in the 2017 General Election on a Ford Kenya Party ticket.

The police detectives raided the palatial house after a woman filed a complaint claiming the politician had defrauded her of Sh600,000.

During the raid, police arrested the caretaker of the house.

The authorities said that they were looking for the politician, and his female accomplice.

Members of the public in Eldoret and its environs have been urged to be on high alert and report any cases of fake currency to relevant authorities.

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