Two charged with acquisition of millions of proceeds of crime through money agents


Two businessmen have been charged with acquisition of proceeds of crime through money agents.

Abdinoor Mohamed Mohamud and Dahir Ahmed Hussein are accused of receiving millions of shillings from people outside the country through m-pesa agents.

Mohamud is alleged to have knowingly received Sh 1,486,039 proceeds of crime from unidentified persons of South African through M-pesa between 1st July 2018 and 22nd May 2020 at unknown places jointly with others not before court.

Hussein is charged with knowingly receiving Sh 3,599,000 proceeds of crime from Mohamud Billow Mohamed through Abshir Adan Hanshi an m-pesa agent based at the Kakuma refugee camp through his Equity bank account on similar dates at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana county jointly with others not before court. He is further accused of receiving Sh 487, 804 from a person in South Africa.

Both denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe and granted different amounts of cash bail with Mohamud being granted Sh 100, 000 while Hussein was granted a bail of Sh 300, 000