Court orders Immigration Dept. not to allow suspect in fake Dept. of Defence tender case to leave the country

David Kahi Ambuku before a Nairobi where he was again charged with obtaining millions from a businessman using a forged tender from Ministry of Health and presenting himself as a government procurement officer

The trial court of the case in which nine people are charged over a fake Department of Defense tender has ordered the Immigration Department not to allow one of the suspects who has been absconding court to leave the country.

Trial magistrate Martha Mutuku also gave the investigating officer one month to arrest the accused, David Kahi Ambuku and produce him in court.

Ambuku is charged alongside Clifford Okoth Ongugo alias Victor Wandera, Samuel Murumet Maasai, Dedan Waithaka Mwangi, Elysha Onyango Oswago, Cliff Moseti Obwogi, Esther Kalungo Ngotho, Boniface Kamau Macharia and Allan Kiprotich Chesang.

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The nine are facing charges of making false documents, forgery, uttering false documents and obtaining money by false pretenses.

The court heard that on an unknown date and place in the Republic of Kenya, with intent to deceive, and without lawful authority or excuse, the accused persons, jointly with others still at large, made a document namely CONTRACT DOCUMENT Reference No. MODP/SUPPLS0451-270/2017-18/SP dated 24th January 2018 purporting it to be a genuine and valid contract document for the supply of goods between State Department of Defence and WIL developers and Construction Limited.

They are also charged with forging the said contract document purporting it to be signed by Torome Saitoti the Principal Secretary Department of Defence and Rotich K. of the Finance Department in the Department of Defence.

The court further heard that the accused persons made a false document namely NOTIFICATION OF AWARD FOR RESTRICTED CLASSIFIED TENDER with the above reference number dated 22nd January 2018 purporting it to be a genuine letter of award for the supply of 50 Kilograms Jute Bags issued by the department of defense to WIL developers.

The accused face other counts of forgery, uttering false documents and obtaining a total of Sh 14 million from Johnson Wambua Mwanzia on 1st February 2018 at Standard bank of Kenya Harambe Avenue Branch and National Bank Harambee Avenue Branch by falsely pretending that they had acquired a tender to supply Jute Gunny Bags to the Department of Defence.

All of them denied the charges and were released on bail.