Hearing of Sh 400 million fraud case against businessman Kirimi Koome set in two weeks time


The hearing pf a case in which Kenyan businessman Kirimi Koome is accused of conspiring to defraud a Rwandese national Sh 400 million will commence on 24th September 2023.

This is after the pre trial of the case was conducted before Senior Resident Magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi.

The DPP and the complainant’s lawyer Danstan Omari had asked the court for more time to allow them to prepare for the trial.

Koome, who was the director of Stay Online Limited, is accused of conspiring with others not before court to defraud the Desire Muhinyiza USD 2,619,583.27 (apprx Sh 400 million)


Koome is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 10th July and 4th October 2023 in Nairobi.

The businessman is also charged with stealing USD 100,000 (apprx Sh 14.9 million) from Stay Online, Limited, money which had been entrusted to him to make payment of provision of taxes for the said company.

In addition, Koome is accused of making a false entry of USD 100, 000 to his USD account held at Equity Bank and giving false information to a police officer.

He denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh 500,000.