The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) customs officers based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have arrested a man after being found in possession of millions in cash.

The suspect, a Kenyan national identified as Paul Kemboi was found with Sh238 million shillings stashed in travelling bags.

Kemboi had arrived at the JKIA from Bujumbura, Burundi.

According to KRA, Kemboi had made a wrongful declaration on the intended destination.

"The money packed as a parcel containing USD 2 million was seized following a wrongful declaration on the intended destination," KRA said.

Kemboi made a declaration of the currency showing the origin as Banque de Credit de Bujumbura (BCB) to a recipient Brinks Global Services, Kenya.

However, after clearance by Customs Unit at the airport, Kemboi later presented the same money at the Swissport Cargo shed with different export documents for shipment to Global Services, UK

The suspect also produced different documents to support the export request from those he produced at the point of entry into the country.

The inconsistencies in the information Kemboi provided prompted KRA to invite the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) to help investigate the matter suspected to be a money-laundering attempt.

Upon inquiry by the authorities about the source of the money, Kemboi claimed they were proceeds from the sale of beef in Burundi.

Kemboi has been placed in custody, and the money has been held as investigations into the matter are ongoing.