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Court Extends orders freezing the accounts belonging to Kirimi Koome Charged In Ksh.391M Fraud.

by Robert Guyana

Court has extended orders from the high court seeking to freeze Mr. Kirimi Kaoome’s accounts till November 7,2023.

When Kirimi appeared before magistrate Benmark Ekhubi on Monday,the prosecution tabled another application to have the accounts belonging to Koome frozen.

In an affidavit from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions office, the prosecution wanted their application to be certified as urgent and be heard on priority basis.

The DPP wants the accounts in the name of Stay online Limited at United Bank of Africa, wholly be preserved at and by the said bank, to prevent any and all transactions pertaining the subject account, pending the hearing and determination of their application.

They said they want to preserve the said account to prevent any transactions that could compromise investigations.

“The applicant will be highly prejudiced if the court does not intervene and preserve the exhibits ending the hearing and determination of this matter, “said the prosecution.

 Kirimi is accused of conspiring to defraud Desire Muhinyuza, a Rwandese National and the beneficial owner of Stay Online Limited of USD 2,619,583.27, being merchant funds by falsely representing himself as the owner of the said funds.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between July 10 and October 4, 2023, in Nairobi jointly with others not before court and with intent to defraud.

Koome is further charged with stealing Ksh.14,945,000 (USD 100,000) property of Stay Online Limited which had been entrusted to him to make payment of provision of taxes for the said company.

He is also facing another charge of making a false entry in a document for payment of USD 100,000 9ksh.14 million) to his USD Account domiciled at Equity Bank and giving false information to the police.

He pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Lukas Onyina.

The prosecution did not object to his release on bail, however, the complainant asked the court to consider the effect of the matter on other investors.

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