Four charged after duping people in forex trade

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Four people have been charged with obtaining over Sh 1,700,000 from unsuspecting victims pretending to be able to facilitate them in investing the money in forex trading.

Ann Njeri Muya, Lilian Anyango Okado, Timothy Murage Gichuki and Gedion Bundi Gitonga are accused of obtaining 7468 USD (approximately Sh 746,800) from Joseph Wamalwa Lukorito on diverse dates between 16th November 2017 and 7th July 2018 in Nairobi jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud.

The four are also charged with obtaining 6650USD (approximately Sh 665,000) from Veronica Terigi Lukorito between 9th and 11th may 2018 and another 3250 USD (approximately Sh 325,000) from Angela Nasimiyu Lukorito on 2nd May 2018 pretending to able to invest the money in forex trading a fact they knew to be false.

The accused denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi.

They were each granted a bond of Sh one million or a cash bail of Sh 500,000 and one contact person.