City lawyer, Chinese businessman charged with stealing Sh 20M and forgery


A Chinese businessman and a city lawyer have been charged in Nairobi with stealing Sh 20 million.

Wang Liyong and lawyer Vincent Mawira Marangu are accused of stealing the money from Lei Fuyang, the director of WH Harmony International Investment Company Limited.

The money was allegedly conveyed through the accused persons as agents of Fuyang on his account for investment in a joint venture.

The two are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse date between 1st March 2017 and 1st November 2018 in Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

Liyong and Marangu also faced charges of forging the signature of Geoffrey Njeru Mukatha , as stamp of advocate Mwangi J. Muraya and company seal of WH Harmony International Limited on Apartment block sale agreementĀ  purporting them to be genuine.

The further face 9 other similar charges of forgery.

In addition, the two are charged with two counts of forging the signature of Yufang.

The court further heard the accused persons altered the clause Sh 30 million to read Sh 50 on page three of the Joint venture agreement for sale of a property on Muchai road, Nairobi.

The two denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Peter Ooko.

Their lawyers pleaded with the court to grant the two lenient bond terms on grounds that the two are no at flight risk.

Further, it was submitted that the accused persons would attend court as directed.

The court also heard that the lawyer was representing the businessman in another case at Kibera Law courts where he is the complainant and a witness.

Hon. Ooko granted each of them a bond is Sh 5 million or a cash bail of Sh 3 million.

The case will be mentioned 12th and will be heard on 29th February.