Karen Hospital Impostor Charged.

by Robert Guyana

Ezekiel Mwaura has appeared before Kibera Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto and denied obtaining goods by false pretense charges.

He is accussed of obtaining Sh 4,752,826 by pretending that he was a procurement staff at the Karen Hospital.

Mwaura is said to have committed the offense on diverse dates between April 20,2020 and May 20,2020 together with others who were before court and others at large.

“Mwaura conspired to obtain goods by pretending that he was a procurement employee of the Karen Hospital,a fact he knew to be untrue,”reads charge sheet.

Megascope Healthcare deals with the sale and supply of Healthcare Products and Equipment.

Investigations report indicates that the HR of Megascope Healthcare submitted that there was fraud that had occurred within the company whereby some fraudsters purporting to be the Karen Hospital Employees had placed orders through fake LPOs.

The LPOs were processed through reception ,procurement,sales,accounts and stores departments until the goods were released to the fraudsters after again issuing fake cheques,without anyone realizing that it was fake.

The same was repeated five times and the goods the alleged fraudsters received amounted to Sh 4,752,826.

Investigations commenced and with exploitation of CCTV footage it was revealed that the goods were collected from the stores using a Toyota vehicle that was later traced and owner George Ng’ang’a was charged with the obtaining goods by false pretenses.

Others who were later arrested after investigations are Geoffrey Muhandale,Wyclife Mugwusi,Rachel Muthoni,Mercy Nyawira and Ian Adams who were later arrested and charged.

Muthoni,Nyawira and Adams are said to be members of staff of Megascope Healthcare Limited.

Mwaura was released on Sh 100,000 bond.

The matter will be mentioned on July 15,2020.

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