Another foreigner falls victim of gold scam in Nairobi


A man has been charged with before a Nairobi court with conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by false pretenses.

Le Divin Mupanga Etienne is accused of conspiring with others not before court to defraud Richard Piatt Sommerfeld, a director of Occidental Commodities limited from Nevis Island, West Indies Sh 9.7 million by means of fraudulent tricks and displaying fake Gold nuggets.

The accused is said to be operating an office trading in the name of Afrimetallics Export and cargo company limited pretending that he was carrying on a genuine Gold business.

Etienne is also charged with obtaining the above money by false pretenses.

He is alleged to have commuted the offences on diverse dates between 19th March and 30th April 2019 in Nairobi county.

The accused who is a foreigner denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.

He has been granted bond of Sh 2million or a cash bail of Sh1 million.