The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is reportedly planning to open further investigations against the directors of Kiwipay Kenya Limited, a Kenyan firm with links to Kiwipay PTE Ltd of Singapore over suspected money laundering activities.
The four, Robert Lemerketo, Stephen Njenga Maina, Felix Rantuu Lekishe, Solomon Joseph Maina and one lady from Leos are said to have been under the watch of DCI officers for a while now. Sources told The Weekly Vision that the four Kenyans could have been working for very powerful political players in the last regime and that the DCI wants to dig further into the case and unearth the truth.
Yesterday, DCI boss George Kinoti tendered his resignation letter to President William Ruto, it now remains to be seen as to what will become of the said investigations in the matter. They are already in court on a different matter, their money held in two US Dollar accounts at Ecobank having been frozen by the High Court, pending the filing of a petition to have the money forfeited to the government. The money in question is estimated to be Ksh2.3 billion ($19.48 million) that investigators at the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) believe are proceeds of a debit card fraud by an international crime syndicate.
The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) said in its application that Kiwipay Kenya Limited was registered on June 3, 2020, with the four Kenyans and Ms Monthida Rashi from Laos as directors.