KPLC employee impersonator charged with obtaining Sh 21M from businessman

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Josephat Amisi before a Nairobi court where he denied obtaining Sh 21 million from Francis Gachanja Mungai to help him sort a court case

A man has been charged with obtaining over Sh 21 million from a businessman claiming he could assist him to sort out a court case whereby he is charged by KPLC.

Josephat Amisi is accused of obtaining Sh 21,266,718 from Francis Gachanja Mungai in pretenses that he was in a position to help him sort out a case where he is charged with an offence against Kenya Power and Lighting Company, a fact he knew to be false.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 6th January 2016 and 3rd March 2021 in Nairobi, with intent to defraud.

Amisi is also charged with impersonation. The court heard that on the same dates and place, he presented himself as an employee of KPLC to Gachanja, with intent to defraud.

Amisi denied committing the offence before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and was granted a bond of Sh 5 million or cash bail Sh 3 million.