British national charged with defrauding Mount Kenya University Sh 20M

Vallabh Haribhai Bakrania before Milimani Law Courts where he denied obtaining Sh 20 million from Mount Kenya University. Photo/Irene Onyango

A British national has been charged with defrauding Mount Kenya University Sh 20 million.

Vallabh Haribhai Bakrania obtained the money by pretending he was in a position to sell to the university a piece of land located in Industrial Area, Nairobi.

Bakrania allegedly committed the offence on 27th November 2020 in Nairobi, with intent to defraud the Mount Kenya University.

He is accused of pretending to be in a position to sell and transfer to the institution part of land LR No. 209/3501 IR No. 33709 measuring approximately 0.0602ha, a fact he knew was false.

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo and was granted a bond of Sh 1 million. He was given an alternative of a Sh 1 million. 

 Bakrania was also directed to deposit his British passport in court.

The case will be mentioned on 19th May 2022.