A man has been arraigned in court and charged with obtaining money by false pretenses from unsuspecting Kenyans claiming to be in a position to secure jobs for them in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE).
Tom Meshack Ombworo was on the first count charged with obtaining Sh 40,000 from Esther Nyambura Munyiri by pretending to be in a position to secure for her a house keeper job in Dubai, a fact he knew to be false.
Ombworo is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 1st and 30th November 2016 at Scholar Oversee office in Nairobi with intent to defraud jointly with another not before court.
On another count, the accused was charged with obtaining Sh 10,000 from Vivian Wanjiru Wangui, Jane Wangari Mwangi and another Sh 10,000 from Mercy Njoki Kandie pretending to be able to secure housekeeping jobs for them in Qatar on 21st January 2017. He is also alleged to have obtained Sh 5,000 from Grace Wanja Mburu for the same job.
On Diverse dates between 1st and 30th August last year, the accused is alleged to have obtained Sh 8500 from another victim Benard Mutinda Kimuvu to secure him a security job in Saudi Arabia at their offices.
He is again alleged to have obtained Sh 7400 from Wandere Olando and another Sh 40,500/= from Monica Wanjiru Murigi to secure for them security jobs in Saudia.
On 4th October he is said to have obtained Sh 35,000 from one Michael Kihu Mwangi pretending to be in a position to secure for him a fire fighter job in Saudi Arabia.
He was further charged that on diverse dates between 14th and 23rd November, 2017 he obtained Sh 100,000 from one Lydia Wamaitha Kabui pretending to be in a position to secure her a waitress job in Dubai.
Ombworo was again charged with obtaining Sh 30,000 from one John Nzau Mutinda pretending to be in a position to secure for him an IT security job in Qatar a fact he knew to be false.
Lastly the accused was charged with obtaining Sh 80,000 from Mercy Njoki Njenga and Ayan Ndunge Muli to secure for them sales jobs in Dubai.
Ombworo denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi who granted him bond.