Egyptian businesswoman charged in Nairobi over Sh 19 million sugar fraud


An Egyptian woman has been charged in Nairobi over Sh 19,903,000 fraud.

Anan Salah Abdel Fatah Salama the CEO of Enhanced Trade and Shipping
obtained from Mary Wangui Mwangi, the director of Marangu Enterprises Limited, USD 130,000 (apprx. Sh 19,903,000.

The money was allegedly transmitted through swift fund transfer from Equity Bank Limited bank account number 0090268817718 held at Thika Supreme Branch in the name of Mary Wangui Mwangi to Almashreq Bank Limited bank account No.059100105095 held at El Souq El Shark Branch in Egypt in the name of Enhanced Trade and Shipping, by falsely pretending that she was in a position to supply 1,000 metric tons of brown sugar to Marangu Enterprises Limited, a fact she knew to be false.

The Egyptian is alleged to have committed the offense on 25th October 2023,

She denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina.

Her lawyer Danstan Omari requested the court to grant her lenient cash bail since she is ready to settle the matter out of court with the complainant.

Salama was eventually granted a cash bail of Sh 600,000 and one Kenya contact person.

She was also ordered to deposit her passport in pending the out of court settlement.