Man accused of obtaining Sh 44 million for fake tender charged

Duncan Wanga Ambuche at Milimani Law Courts where he denied obtaining Sh 44 million. Photo/Suek

A man has been charged with obtaining Sh 44 million by pretending to be in a position to secure a tender.

Duncan Wanga Ambuche is accused of fraudulently obtaining the money pretending that he was in a position to secure Shuria Construction Company a tender at Bukura Agricultural College in Kakamega, a fact he knew to be false.

Ambuche is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 14th August 2020 and 28th September 2021 at Queensway house along Kaunda Street in Nairobi.

The accused of also charged with conspiracy to defraud.

The court heard that the accused conspired with intent to defraud Shuria Company Sh 44 million by means of issuing a forged award letter for a tender at the above college by falsely pretending that it was a genuine tender issued by the Principal of Bukura.

In addition, Ambuche is charged with uttering a false tender award notification letter dated 18th December 2020 for the proposed construction of the said wall on 21st December 2021.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi.

He was released on a cash bail of Sh 100,000.