South African charged in Nairobi with Sh 10 million fraud over gold deal

Tshepang Godfrey Sidumo alias Amar before Nairobi court where he was charged with Sh 10 million fraud

A South African national who was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport trying to leave the country after defrauding a Kenyan businessman over Sh 10 million has been charged before a Nairobi court.

Tshepang Godfrey Sidumo alias Amar is charged with obtaining USD 97,000 equivalent to Sh 10,725,000 from businessman Nashwan Kamal by falsely pretending he was in position to sell him 40 kilograms of gold,  a fact he knew to be false.

Sidumo denied committing the offence before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

The prosecution opposed Sidumo’s release on bail on grounds that he was facing another case before another court and had absconded thereby being issued with a warrant of arrest.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, The accused was in the company of two others and had earlier been arrested at Deed Company LTD along Gatanga Road.

The court will deliver the bail ruling on 14th April.