•Two bank officials will now be state witnesses
• The owner of the safe deposit box was a former MP aspirant
Four suspects in the Barclays Bank Sh2.9 billion 'fake' money scam will be detained for five days pending completion of investigations.
They are Erick Adede, Ahmed Shah, Elizabeth Muthoni, Irene Wairimu Kimani.
The four were arraigned at a Milimani law court on Thursday.
The two bank officials who were initially arrested alongside the four suspects will now be state witnesses.
They are Boaz Ochich and Charles Manzi.
Detectives had wanted to detain the four suspects for 10 days.
Defence lawyers objected to the application, saying the accused have already been in detention longer than the stipulated time.
The owner of the safe deposit box was a former Rangwe MP aspirant.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday evening after Flying Squad officers went to Barclays Bank, Queensway branch, and confiscated Sh2.9 billion in fake foreign currency.
Fake gold was later seized on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, a lawyer of one of the suspects insinuated the claims the cash is fake had not been ascertained.
The fake cash matter will mentioned on March 26, 2019.