Businesswoman charged with issuing bad cheques

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A businesswoman has been charged with several counts of issuing a bad cheque for Sh 735,485.

Monicah Mukuhi Macharia is accused of issuing the cheque to Keshra Lakhian Vekariya drawn on an account held at DIB Bank in the name Apicah Furniture limited with knowledge that the said account had insufficient funds.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offence on 12th November 2021 in Nairobi county.

Macharia is also facing four other charges of issuing the same cheque on diverse dates between 28 November and 5th December 2020.

She denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.

Her lawyer requested the court to release her on a cash bail of Sh 50,000 on grounds that she is a first time offender and has shown some goodwill by paying off Sh 500,000 as part of the said money and promised to pay the balance within 60 days.

The court said that the 60 days are a lot but the lawyer said they did not want to commit to a shorter time then fail to pay the money. They were comfortable with 60 days.

The Magistrate granted her the Sh 50,000 cash bail after it was confirmed by investigating officer that she had deposited the Sh 500,000 in the name of the complainant and directed her to pay the balance within the 60 days.