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5 charged with conspiring to defraud Sh 3.6M by failing to pay rent.

by Robert Guyana

Five people have been charged with conspiring to defraud their landlord Sh3.6M by failing to pay rent.

Amos Bundi, Jecinta Kanini, Prudential Bosibori, Pauline Wambui and Antony Mathenge are accused of jointly conspiring to defraud Patrick Mwangi the landlord of World business centre Sh3, 665,300.

The court heard they intended to defraud Mwangi by falsely pretending that they had paid rent as tenants of the premises.

They five allegedly committed the offence between February 11, 2016 and November 11, 2019 at world business center in Nairobi.

Bosibori was charged separately with forging a KCB Tom Mboya street branch eight deposit slips purporting to be genuine KCB deposit slips.

She allegedly committed the offence between August 13, 2018 and May 6, 2019 at an unknown place within the country.

Mathenge allegedly also forged 12 KCB slips between July 12, 2016 and August 15, 2017.

They denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and pleaded for lenient bond terms.

They told the court that they have been tenants since 2016.

The five were released on a cash bail of Sh50,000 or a bond of Sh100,000 each. The case will be mentioned on September 7.   

Meanwhile, Naiorbi lawyer was also charged with stealing Sh3.9 from a client.

Catherine Wairimu Mugo was accused that being an agent of Michael Chege Thuo he stole Sh3, 995, 000.

It is alleged that she committed on dates between January 5 and June 4, 2015 at Equity Bank, Kenyatta Avenue branch in Nairobi.

She was released on a bond of Sh500,000 or an alternative cash bail of Sh200,000.

The prosecution has listed three witnesses to testify against the lawyer.

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