FBI Offers $10,000 For Information That Will Lead To A Kenyan Fugitive’s Arrest


The Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 16, 2017, issued a warrant for the arrest of Kamau Kambui, a Kenyan fugitive who was formerly convicted of trafficking a minor for prostitution.

A statement released on the Bureau’s website had a $10,000 (Ksh 1 million) cash reward for anyone who may have substantial information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Kambui.

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According to the FBI statement, Kambui’s full name is Kamau Kambui Leland Curnal. He is 28-years-old with black hair, brown eyes and about 5’11” in height. He weighs about 185 pounds.

The Kenyan fugitive was described as someone considered armed and dangerous and was believed to have assaulted police officers.

In October 2016, the FBI said the man was charged by a federal grand jury in Oregon, with the sex trafficking of a child and transporting a minor for prostitution.

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The indictment also alleges that Curnal and a second man, Aaron Barnes, drove a minor victim from Portland to Seattle as part of a trafficking operation. The FBI arrested Barnes in November 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and his case is currently pending further court action.

Although the charges stem from alleged criminal activity in Oregon, Curnal is believed to have extensive ties to Seattle and may be living in that area.

The FBI has warned that no one should try to contact the Kenyan fugitive directly because he is dangerous and armed and that anyone with vital information regarding his whereabout should contact the FBI office in his or her area.

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This is not the first time a Kenyan has been found on the most wanted list of either the FBI or Interpol. In 2013, Interpol released a list of 20 most wanted  Kenyans living in the US. The list included 10 Kenyans being sought by the FBI for fraud, sexual crimes, and murder allegations.

Since then, the FBI further listed names of fraudsters from Kenya and asked Kenyan government to help nab the most wanted fraudsters.

Finally, Banking Fraud Investigations Unit (BFIU) of Kenya has further released a list of banking fraudsters in February 2017. According to a Kenyan Newspaper, out of the 32 bank fraudsters on the police watch list, there are four women, namely Caroline Wamuyu Mugecha, Caroline Nkatha Nkoroi, Phillis Njeri Kanyiri and Farida Achieng’.

More To Come.