Two charged over Sh 17 million gold scam

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Two men have been charged with with obtaining over Sh 17 million under the pretense that they would deliver a gold shipment to Dubai.

Innocent Muliro Sibweche alias Vincent Wafula and Morgan Junior Jaggwe alias Alexander Kirando Kato are accused of obtaining Sh 17,519,536 from Muziwakhe Richard Simamane by falsely pretending that they were in position to deliver gold consignment to him in Dubai, a fact they knew was false.

The two are alleged to have committed the offence on 14th January 2021 in Nairob jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

Sibweche and Jaggwe denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and were granted a bond of Sh 1 million or alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000.

After their arrwst on 16th February, the investigating officer had produced the two in court last week where he sought to detain them for two days to allow him to complete investigations into the fraud allegation.

Sergeant Dekow Nuno told the court that the case involves a syndicate from different nationalities who were still at large and are being pursued.