Man arrested at JKIA over second hand shoes import fraud charged

Duncan Ndegwa Njuguna at Milimani Law Courts where he denied fraud charges. Photo/Suek

A businessman has been charged with obtaining a total of Sh one million in fake second-hand shoes businness.

Duncan Ndegwa Njuguna allegedly received the money from two people pretending he could ship the shoes from the United Kingdom.

On the first count, Duncan Ndegwa Njuguna is accused of obtaining Sh 608, 000  from Joyce Mwicigi by falsely pretending that he was in a position to facilitate the sourcing and shipment of the shoes.

Njuguna is alleged to have committed the offence on 30th August 2020 at an unknown place.

The accused was arrested on 23rd February at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) upon landing from the UK.

The accused is also charged with obtaining Sh 400,000 from Jane Mwicigi by pretending to be in a position to facilitate the same.

According to the prosecution, Njuguna committed the offence on 31st August 2020 at an unknown place with intent to defraud.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi.

He was granted a bond of Sh one million with alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000.