Gold fraud case against businessman Jared Otieno and four others has been pushed to October 2019.
This is after trial magistrate Francis Andayi was informed by the prosecution that the complainant could not attend the trial because he is currently unwell and has been put on bed rest for three months.
The prosecution also informed the court of their intention to amend the charge sheet.
The complainant’s lawyer requested the court to push the hearing date to allow his client to recover.
“My client is in Brazil where he is undergoing treatment with his son who is also a witness in the matter,” the court heard.
The court also heard that one of the accused persons, Kayombya Gorman alias Timothy Mureithi is missing and the warrant of arrest is still in force.
The magistrate directed the matter be mentioned on 5th June for update on the complainant’s health while the hearing adjourned to 1st August.
Otieno is charged alongside lawyer Munzala Javier Rumili, Philip Nahashon Aroko, Sikanda Ismael Abdala Saleh Gorman with obtaining Sh 23 million from Samir Entorno by falsely pretending to be in a position to sell and ship for him 8kgs of gold to Dubai.
They are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 15th May and 9th June 2018.
They are all out on Sh 500,000 bail.