Former Java CEO charged with Sh 7.9 million fraud


Former Java Chief Executive Officer has been charged with fraudulently obtaining Sh 7. 9 from a businessman.

Derrick Cornelius Van Houten who hails from South Africa is accused of obtaining the money from Awil Abdirahman Abdulle on diverse dates between 1st October 2021 and 31st January 2022 in Nairobi.

Van Houten is alleged to have obtained the money from the businessman by falsely pretending that he was in a position to approve and construct a Java hotel for him in Narok, a fact he knew was false.

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina and was released on a Sh 500,000 bail.

The case will be mentioned on 26th April 2024.