Chad national in fake currency scheme charged for conning Danson Mungatana and others


One of the foreigners alleged to have conned several Kenyans including former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana has been charged with four counts of offenses in a Nairobi court.

Abdoulaye Tamba Kouro, a Chad National was charged with obtaining Sh 76 million from Mungatana by falsely pretending that he was in a position to invest for him in oil industry, a fact he knew to be false.

Kuoro is alleged Kouro is alleged to have committed this offense on diverse dates between 20th April 2011 and 29th April 2013 at Hurlingham in Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

Millions of fake currency

The accused was also charged with the offense of being in possession of papers intended to resemble and pass as currency notes.

According to the charge sheet, Koura was found with forged currency valued at approximately Sh 960,120,000 on 1st October 2018 at in Westlands, Nairobi without lawful authority or excuse. The forged currency included 54,000 pieces of forged US dollars in denomination of 100, 19,000 pieces of EURO in denomination of 100, and 3,400 pieces of EURO in denomination of 500.

In the third count, the accused was charged with forging the said currency with intent to defraud jointly with others not before court.

Koura was also charged with obtaining Sh 700,000 from Makau Muteke on 9th March 2017 by falsely pretending that he was in a position to invest for him in a business.

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was granted a bond of Sh 5 million or a cash bail of Sh 3 million. Being a foreigner, the accused was also ordered to deposit one contact person to deposit a copy of his ID in court. He is also required to deposit his passport.

The accused had been arrested alongside another Chad national by the name Abdalla Tamba and a Kenyan, Anthony Mwangagi Munyiva. They have been detained for fifteen days to allow police to complete investigations. However, Koura was charged today with the offenses.


During their arrest, the police also claim to have found animal skin and beads believed to be used by the suspects for witchcraft purposes.

It is alleged that they have been conning desperate Kenyan with empty promises of making them wealthy using witchcraft.

During a press conference on 15th October at Laico Hotel, Mungatana dismissed claims that he was conned by a witch-doctor who promised him to multiply his money to make him an overnight billionaire.

He claimed he fell prey to an investment scheme which was created by foreigners in cohort with local prominent leaders.

He said the received profit in the first and second round of business but disappeared with their money in the third round.