Man charged with conspiracy to defraud GTB Sh 54 million


A man has been charged before a Nairobi court with conspiracy to defraud Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya Limited Sh 54.7 million.

Peter Wangai Wanjohi  alias Mwangi Wanjohi Michael together with Minhealth Unit and others not before court are accused of conspiring to defraud the bank Sh 54.7 million on 2nd April 2020.

The accused is also accused of knowingly transferring Sh 5,462,286.90 million from an account held at Cooperative bank in the name of Minhealth  Unit to twelve accounts held at Guaranty Trust Bank by various people.

The court heard that he committed the offence between 26th March and 26th May 2020 at Cooperative Bank of Kenya limited in Westlands, Nairobi, jointly with others not before court.

Wanjohi is further charged with stealing Sh 4.2 million from GTB Skypark branch in Westlands, Nairobi, between 2nd and 30th April 2020 jointly with others before court.

The court heard that the accused was found in unlawful possession of six identity cards belonging to several people on 2nd October at teachers Estate, Menengai sub-location in Nakuru.

He pleaded not guilty before Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyoit and was granted a bond of Sh 1 million or alternatively a csh bail of Sh 500,000.