Businessman charged with obtaining over 65M in Ministry of devolution fake tender

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A businessman has been charged with obtaining over Sh 65 million from Hopeland Advertising and Design Limited by false pretenses.

Gilbert Wachira Kariuki alias Moris Kariuki is accused of obtaining the money from John Ohas Omondi, the director of Hopeland pretwnding that he was in a position to award tender No.MDNP/ICT/045-2018/2019 from the Ministry of devolution and national planning for the supply of laptops valued at Sh 94,250,000.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 18th August and 14th November 2018 in Nairobi with intent to defraud, jointly with others not before court.

He appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyoit where he pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

Kariuki was granted a bond of Sh 2 million and one surety of a similar amount or cash bail of Sh 2 million.

The case will be mentioned on 9th June 2020.