21 Year Old College Student With Sh 102 Million in Bank Account Stuns Detectives

Felesta Nyamathira Njoroge ,a student at Nairobi Technical Institute was gifted Ksh 102,654,024 shillings by her Belgian boyfriend, which has since raised alarm,and responsible authorities are questing for more explanation.

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Biticoin billionaire Merc De Mesel confirmed sending her girlfriend, Felesta Njoroge, Ksh 102 million since they are having children together and she is pregnant.

In the affidavit which was read by Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) ,he is quoted saying the money was part of their planned investments.

“We were arrested by detectives and questioned for the whole day. We were accused of money laundering and terrorist financing. I got an alert from the local authorities that the account was blocked for 10 days. She is my girlfriend and we are having children together. She is pregnant. That was so bad,” Mesel said.

“Preliminary investigations have established the respondent opened the suspect account for the sole purpose of receiving the said funds which she declared the source to be from “my boyfriend” and the purpose as investing in land projects and safaris,” the affidavit by the ARA reads.

The affidavit further read that;

“That I hereby admit that the donee will be full and absolute legal owner of the gifted money and even though I hope that she builds financial security for herself and our future children, she will be free to use the said gifted amount as per her own will,” his affidavit reads.

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ARA told the court that the money was transferred suspiciously and therefore there was a high chance that the money was from proceeds of illegal activities since the account was opened 2 days earlier before the transfer took place.

“There are reasonable grounds to believe that the funds held in the account in the name of the respondent, are illicit funds in which the respondent is involved in a money-laundering scheme designed to conceal and disguise the nature, source location and movement of the funds,” the ARA stated in court documents.

“Unless this honourable court grants the orders sought, the respondent will continue to enjoy the benefits derived from proceeds of crime.”

The agency further clarified that the account in question initially did not have any money,and the first deposit of Ksh25,803,756 was made on August 4, 2021, second deposit of Ksh25,803,756 was made on August 5 ,third and fourth deposits ware done on August 6 but as separate transactions of Ksh25,242,756 and Ksh25,579,356 respectively.

Felesta was summoned by ARA but her lawyer replied a day later stating that the allegations against her were vague.

“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,” the ARA stated in court documents.

“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 agency continued.

ARA further said that after two days of trying to reach Felesta,her lawyer informed them that their client was out of the country.

“We would like to inform you that our client, Felesta, is currently not in Kenya and in fact left the country on October 2, 2021. We do not have information on when our client will be coming back to Kenya.”

Authorities suspect Felesta is part of a money laundering syndicate that involves many players from outside the country.

“There are reasonable grounds to suspect the funds held in account number 02100705531800 held at Co-operative Bank in the name of the respondent, are illicit funds in which the respondent is involved in a money laundering scheme, designed to conceal and disguise the nature, source location and movement of the funds,” ARA affidavit reads.

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