British citizen charged with shipment fraud in Nairobi

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Rohyn Majethia at Milimani Law Courts where he denied obtaining by false pretenses. Photo/Irene Onyango

A British citizen has been charged with obtaining a container shipment at the port of Mombasa by false pretences.  

Rohyn Majethia is accused of obtaining from Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC) one container number MSMU-5895944/40HC comprising DMM 24/2 Acrylic High Bulk Dyed spinning yarns for knitting valued at USD 53,221.93 ( apprx. Sh 6,226,966) using fraudulently obtained original bill of loading number MEDU 18107225.

Majethia is alleged to have committed the offence on 31 st May 2022 at the port of Mombasa, Kilindini in Mombasa, jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud. 

The accused sis also charges with obtaining a shipment comprising original bills of loading for two containers from a courier named Peer Gichobi Muchiri by pretending that he had authority from the designated consignee namely Equity Bank Kenya Limited Gigiri Supreme Center branch to collect the shipment on behalf of the consignee.

Majethia is alleged to have committed the offence on 10tg May 2022 at Allsops area along the Thika Super Highway jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud. 

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.

 He was granted a bond of Sh 500,000 with one surety with alternative cash bail of Sh 250,000. Majethia is also  required to provide two contact persons.

The case will be mentioned on 16th August 2022.