Directors of Kisumu United Millers expected in court in May over Sh 70 million fraud

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One of the accused persons that appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges

Two directors of Kisumu United Millers are expected to appear in court in May to answer charges of forgery and Sh 79 million fraud.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi yesterday ordered Sunil Shah and Kamal Shah to appear in court on the said date to plead to the charges of conspiracy to defraud and presenting fake documents in court in support of their case against Kotecha & Sons Limited.

The two directors, together with their co-accused persons are alleged to have lied that they lost business as United Millers Limited to their clients by failure to supply sugar. 

The two are jointly charged alongside Henry Musyoki Kavita, Magnesh Kumar Verma, and United millers with conspiracy to defraud B.N Kotecha and Sons Limited Sh 79, 471,000 on 2nd April 2015 by falsely pretending that they had lost business as United Millers Limited to their clients, a fact they knew to be false.

Kavita and Verma were present in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were each released on a cash bail of 400,000 cash bail.

The magistrate directed the two directors to avail medical reports showing that they were sick as alleged. The two have been out on a police bond of Sh 70,000 each pending plea taking. 

The accused persons who were arrested in June last year face seven counts of offences ranging from conspiracy to defeat the course of justice, forgery, and uttering a false document.