The Assets Recovery Agency is investigating a bank account owned by a 21-year-old Kenyan student holding over KSh 100 million.
The recovery agency is also seeking to freeze the bank account on grounds that the money in question could be proceeds of crime.
However, amid the mystery surrounding the source of the money, Felesta Nyamathira Njoroge, a student at Nairobi Technical Training Institute claimed the money was a gift from her Belgian boyfriend, De Mesel Marc.
The agency disclosed that the bank account was opened on August 2, 2021 and in three days, KSh 102,654,024 had been wired to the account via a tetrad of transactions.
The first deposit of KSh 25,803,756 was made on August 4, 2021, after which KSh25,803,756 was wired on the following day.
On August 6, two separate transactions of KSh 25,242,756 and KSh 25,579,356 were made to the account.
According to the agency, the account held no cash before the suspicious transactions were made.
The agency further claimed that they issued summons to Felesta on October 18, 2021, to shed light on the transactions only for her advocates to dismiss the summons saying they were vague and had no legal grounds.
“In the letter, the legal representative making reference to the summons dated 18 October 2021 sought for “better and proper particulars of the alleged offence with regards to what information you wish to acquire from our client
“It further stated, the summons issued by yourself are vague in nature as we would like a further explanation so as to advise her on what documentation she needs to bring with her,” the affidavit read.
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