Six men have been charged at Milimani Law Courts with Sh 59 Million fraud.
Nelson Fru Che, Ronald Johnson, Joseph Gikonyo, Alice Kavata, Ian Wekesa and Duncan Muchai appeared before magistrate Lucas Onyina of Milimani Law Courts and denied the charges.
The court was informed that the five committed the offense on September 7, 2023 at Villa Mawe Garden Estate Muthangari within Nairobi County, with others not before court.
They are said to have conspired to defraud USD 400,000 from Bilel Arfaoul.
They were also charged with being in possession of forged bank notes contrary to section 359 of the penal code.
They were accused that on September 7,2023 at Villa Mawe in Garden Estate within Nairobi County, without lawful authority or excuse had in their possession 634,178 forged USD currency notes for one hundred denominations bearing serial number as per attached on charge sheet .
Kavata was charged with possessing 16000 pieces of papers intended to resemble and pass a special paper intended to resemble and pass as special papers such as is provided and used in making bank notes.
Roland Johnson was charged with being unlawfully present in Kenya while Festo was charged with being in possession of a firearm without license contrary to the law.
He was charged that on September 7, 2023 at Villa Mawe in Garden Estate, he was found in possession of sixteen rounds of 9mm caliber ammunition without valid license from Firearm licensing Board.
The defense pleaded with the court to be released on favorable bond terms saying that they had been released on Sh 100,000 police bond.
They said that they are innocent until proven guilty and requested to be supplied with the copies of all evidential documents.
The defense said they have complied with bond terms set by police and are not a flight risk.
The prosecution said they are not opposed to their release on bail.
They were released on Sh 500,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh 1m.
The magistrate said each of them enjoys presumption of innocence.