A German investor has fleed to Tanzania, as his Kenyan girlfriend, whom he claims stole his KSh5.4 million is still on the run.
Reiner Hans Hermann Kreplin, 66, earlier claimed that his life was in danger, after his 24-year-old Kenyan girlfriend Mercy Adhiambo Achieng, allegedly stole his KSh5.4 million, and has since been unreachable.
“I am currently out of Kenya in one of the East African countries for my safety because of the threats I was receiving from anonymous people who were always detecting my location,” Kreplin said.
Kreplin, who has been demanding for the arrest of Adhiambo, expressed his dissatisfaction saying the police were taking too long in hunting down Achieng.
He further told K24 Digital that before crossing the borders, he went to her Siaya home hoping to get information about her whereabouts from her family.
“I went to Siaya last month to find out the whereabouts of Adhiambo but her family told me that she has been unreachable for months,” Kreplin said.
He alleges that Achieng took the money from the villa they had been living in together at the Harbour Key Cottages in Malindi, Kilifi county.
A seemingly heartbroken Kreplin had also revealed that with the money, he planned to buy a second villa under both their names and invest in an irrigation project and recycling plant in Ganze Constituency.
“I reported the matter to Malindi police station after she went missing. We went with the police to my cottage only to find the suitcase broken into and Sh5.4 Million in foreign currency missing,” Kreplin said.
Ganze Sub County Police Commander John Kemboi advised Kreplin to file a case with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to trail the suspect.
“He should go to the nearest police station and report the matter, the DCI will take it over and action shall be taken against the culprit,’” Kemboi said.
Kreplin said that he first came to Kenya as a tourist in January 2019, and decided to invest here.
He initially wanted to invest in neighbouring Ethiopia but was advised by friends in Nairobi to purchase a house in Mtwapa, Kilifi County, near Pirates Beach.
The sexagenarian said he met Achieng at Amada Resort in 2019, working as a waitress, their love struck instantly.
Barely two days later, he allegedly helped move her to a new bedsitter and bought her a new phone, citing that the one she had was in poor condition.
Kreplin would later move to Malindi where he bought the Harbour Key Cottages villa on April 29 from an Italian.
October 29 is when she allegedly moved in with him and have since been living together “as an advisor and translator.”
Kreplin confessed that their relationship had advanced to a point where he had met her parents, and supported them financially.
During Achieng’s birthday in September 2020, Kreplin says they celebrated in Zanzibar and returned to their Malindi residence.
On the fateful day, however, he said he had gone out to get coffee at Osteria restaurant, but did not find her when he returned, where he reported her disappearance.