Several Kenyans are now fighting a court battle with a man who has falsely obtained more than sh 1.2 million from them by pretending that the money was to pay the tax of sh 28 million he had won in sport betting.
David Maende Nandwa was charged with five counts of obtaining money by false presences.
Unbelievably, Nandwa was charged with obtaining sh 954,100 in the first count, from Dunstan Kamau Wanjiru by falsely pretending that he was in a position to pay tax at the Kenya Revenue Authority for a bet he had won in betin lottery.
The accused was also charged with obtaining sh 106,370 from one Francis Wainaina Njogu and another sh 75,000 from James Thogo Wambui.
Another victim was Peter Kamau Mbugua from whom the accused obtained sh 70,000.
Nandwa is alleged to have the offences on diverse dates between 24th June and 19th July 2017 at Kenya Commercial Bank Moi Avenue branch in Nairobi.
He denied the charges before Nairobi Milimani Law courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
He was released on an bond of sh 600,000 and one surety of the similar amount or a cash bail of sh 400,000.
The case will be heard on 31st October.