Kirimi Koome charged with Sh 400 million fraud involving a Rwandese tech firm


Kenyan businessman Kirimi Koome has been charged over Sh 400 million fraud involving a Rwandese tech firm.

The accused, who was a director of Stay Online Limited is accused of conspiring with others not before court to defraud the firm’s CEO Desire Muhinyiza USD 2,619,583.27 (apprx Sh 391 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 before Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina and was released on a cash bail of Sh 500,000.

The matter will be mentioned on 23rd October for directions