Businessmen charged afresh over South Africa linked money laundering

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Basir Omar Salah alias Omar Abdi Mohamed and Ahmed Mohamed Nasir at Milimani Law Courts where they were charged afresh with money laundering. Photo/Suek.

Two businessmen have been charged afresh with money laundering.

Basir Omar Salah alias Omar Abdi Mohamed and Ahmed Mohamed Nasir are accused of knowingly receiving Sh 6,828,899 proceeds of crime from unidentified persons in the Republic of South Africa through mobile money.

The two are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 1st January 2018 and 23rd may 2019. They committed the offence at an unknown place within the Republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court.

Salah is also charged with making a false a false Kenya national identity card in the name of Omar Abdi Mohamed purporting it to be genuine, issued by the National Registration Bureau.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on or before 21st day of July 2020 at unknown place within Kenya without authority or excuse, with others not before.

Sala is also charged with uttering a false document of the ID on 21st July 2020 at Pumwani police post in Starehe sub-county, Nairobi purporting it to be a genuine ID.

They denied the charges before Senior Principle Magistrate Robison Ondieki.

They are out on bond of Sh 1,000,000 each.