A case in which fraudster James Kamari Ndegwa was charged with obtaining over 2.7 million shillings failed to proceed again on Wednesday the 6th of February 2024.
This is after the lawyer for the accused person told the trial magistrate madam Zainab Abdul that one of the accused person is out of the country although the defence had one witness in court.
“Your honor we were to call two witnesses for the defence, unfortunately one is present country and the other one is out of the country “said the lawyer.
While giving the direction,the magistrate agreed to adjourn the matter to 19th of February before another magistrate who will be present given that she is currently on transfer and she may not be available for hearing.
In the matter a total of five witness testified in the cases that found Ndegwa guilty of the three counts.
In one of the counts ,it states that on the 30th of July 2020 at familiy bank in Kilimani Branch, within Kilimani area within Nairobi county , jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud, unlawfully obtained the sum of 2.749,680″Two million,seven hundred and forty nine thousand,six hundred and eighty” from Joseph Kaguthi the director of KAGUTHI and KIBABU by falsely pretending that you were in a position to secure foreign investor funds amounting to 15,000,000 Euros”Fifteen Million Kenyan shillings”for development projects for the said Kaguthi and Kababu limited fact you knew to be false.
The matter will now be mentioned on the 19th of February 2024