Man with fake Devolution Ministry tender charged

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A man has been charged with obtaining millions by falsely pretending that he had won a tender from the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

Simeon Ominde is accused of obtaining Sh 2.3 Million from John Mwangangi Kilonzo, the Director Of Kasinga Logistics Limited by falsely pretending that he had won tender number. MODP/SUPLS/0451/2017-2018/SP and an LPO (Local Purchase Order) No.26416 from the Ministry for the supply of 100,000 pieces of jute bags each 50kgs of 5 grammes threading to the said Ministry.

Ominde who is charged alongside Joy Wangari Kamau alias Patricia Marega is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates in November 2017 in Nairobi with intent to defraud.

The accused further faced another charge of making a document without authority. The court heard that on unknown date, time and place within the republic of Kenya without lawful authority or excuse, made the above local purchase order for the supply of one million pieces of jute bags each 50kgs of 5 grammes threading purporting it to be genuine from the Ministry.

The second accused person Wangari who is out on police cash bail failed to appear in court to answer to the charges against her, subsequently warrants of arrest were issued.

Ominde denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. Through his lawyer the accused person requested that his two phones and motor vehicle be released to him.

However the prosecution informed the court that the phones had been taken for cyber analysis and will be released after the report is tabled adding that the vehicle of the accused person will be used as exhibit in the matter.

The accused was granted a bond of Sh 500,000 plus one, surety of the same amount or alternative cash bail of Sh 300,000. The case will be mentioned on 4th and will be heard on 11th September 2018.