Kenyan, Congolese charged with obtaining over Sh 20M for fake gold


Two men, a Kenyan and a Congolese have been charged with obtaining millions of shillings by false pretenses.

Samir Munyinyi and Eric Amisi Bin Ramazani are accused of falsely obtaining US dollars 202,400 from Vladimir Borisenko of Schiller Group limited by pretending that they were in a position to supply him with 100 kilograms of gold.

The two are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 13th and 20th December 2018 at Delight Apartments in Kilimani, Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

The two denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.

The prosecution was apprehensive that the Congolese who has a temporary passport will abscond court if released on bail and therefore wanted him denied bail.

Munyinyi on the other hand is already facing a similar criminal case where he is accused of obtaining over Sh 27 million from another businessman by the name Mertoglu Muhammet. he pretended to be in a position to sell to him 360 kilograms of gold.

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Their lawyer Stanley Kangahi responded by saying that bail does not discriminate foreign nationals.

Kangahi submitted that no compelling reasons were presented in support in support of the same to persuade the court otherwise.

The magistrate ruled that the offense against the two is bailable and no compelling reasons had been tabled by the state to deny them bail.

He released the two on a bond of Sh 2 million or alternatively a cash bail of Sh 750,000.

the court further directed Ramazani to avail one Kenyan surety and deposit his travel documents in court.

The case will be mentioned on 28th January and will be heard on 6th April 2019.

This is one of the many cases filed in Kenyan courts where foreigners mainly Congolese, Cameroonians, Ugandans and Nigerians in connection with some Kenyans con unsuspecting foreign victims in Nairobi in gold trade deals.