Goldenscape Greenhouse ltd director to face more fraud charges

Goldenscape Greenhouse Limited Director Peter Wangai Muriithi before a Nairobi court where he was first charged with the offences of obtaining money by false pretences. photo/SK

The Goldenscape Greenhouse Limited Director Peter Wangai Muriithi will soon face more fraud charges in the greenhouse investment case.

Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku will also rule on whether the charge sheet which contains 357 charges will be splitted or not. The charges include issuing bad cheques and obtaining money. 

Muriithi will also plead to the charges on 9th August when the court will be delivering the ruling. Meanwhile, he has been granted a bond of Sh 20 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 10 million pending plea taking.

Muriithi was in March this year charged with obtaining millions from investors for investing in greenhouses by false pretences.

The businessman is accused of obtaining millions of shillings from different investors promising them better returns. In one of the counts, the accused is charged with obtaining Sh 1, 039,000 from Eunice Mosiara Okwoyo for three green houses by falsely pretending he was in position to pay her Sh 275, 000, a return investment on each greenhouse after every six months, a fact he knew was false.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 31st January and 19th September 2019 at Goldenscape Greenhouse Ltd offices at Kimathi House within Nairobi County, with intent to defraud.

Muriithi is also charged with obtaining Sh 1,994,000 from Alice Waithera Kinyua for five greenhouses by falsely pretending that he was in position to pay her Sh 275, 000 a return investment on each greenhouse. He is facing 19 other charges in the first case.