Man, 75, charged with stealing SH 13 million from a Family Bank account


A Murang’a man has been charged with stealing Sh 13.6 million from a bank account held at Family Bank, Ruaka branch. 

John Maina Njoroge, 75 is accused of stealing the money from the account of Ann Wanjiku Ngigi on 3rd and 10th August 2022 jointly with others not before court. 

The accused is also charged with money laundering. The court heard that the accused, knowing the Sh 13.6 million received into his account was stolen, and formed part of proceeds of crime, removed the said money by series of cash withdrawals and transferring into an account in the name of Diana Waruguru Wanyoike. 

The accused has alternative counts of handling stolen goods and acquisition and use of proceeds of crime.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi. 

He was granted a bond of Sh 2 million. The case will be mentioned on 6th December for pre-trial.