Colonial antiques business lands two in court after Sh 15M fraud


Two businessmen have been charged with Sh 15 million fraud involving a fake colonial antiques business.

Jackson Ndungu Chuthi and Peter Karimi Miano and Jaccrep Antiques and Mining company are charged with conspiring to make a document namely a certificate of competency serial number 2915/20 purporting it to be a genuine certificate of competency made and signed by CS  Ministry of Petroleum and Mining John Munyes.

The three are alleged to have committed the offense on 29th June 2020 at an unknown place within the republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud.

Chuthi and Miano are also charged with obtaining a total of Sh 15 million from Eng. James Ndoria Mwitari by falsely pretending that  they would partner with him in a business dealing in old colonial antiques.

The duo is said to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 7th September 2019 and 15th January 2021 in Nairobi jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

The accused persons denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.

They were granted a cash bail of Sh 500,000 each.