Trial against businessman Kirimi Koome set for December


The hearing of a case in which Kenyan businessman Kirimi Koome is charged Sh 400 million fraud has been pushed to 13th December 2023.

This is after the complainant’s lawyer Danstan Omari told the court that his client could proceed with the case due to personal reasons.

The complainant Desire Muhinyiza, a Rwandese National and Kirimi are embroiled in a case over Sh 400 million invested in Stay Online Limited, a tech start-up in Kenya in which both parties claim ownership.

Kirimi is said to have been the director of Stay Online Limited until June this year when he resigned and was compensated.

However, Kirimi insists he is the sole owner/shareholder of Stay Online Limited and has never resigned as its director.

Muhinyiza accuses Koome of conspiring to defraud him Sh 400 million.

He further accuses him of stealing Sh 14 million entrusted to him to make payment of provision of taxes for the said company.

Koome is also charged with giving false information to the police.

Currently, the High Court has issued orders freezing the bank accounts with the said funds until 20th December 2023.