Two charged with forging Ministry of Transport tenders and obtaining 48 million fraudulently

Milimani Law Courts
Two men have been charged with charged with  forging several Ministry of transport tenders and obtaining millions of shillings for the same.
David Kahi Ambuku alias Peter Bwonya Okwaro and Paul Miller Owiti alias Miller Nyami were charged with forging tender number MOT/KRC/022/2017-18 for the supply of titanium coated bearing pillow blocks.
The accused purported the tender to be genuine and valid, issued by the Ministry of Transport and signed by professor Paul Maringa Mwangi principal secretary state department for transport.
The two are alleged to have committed the offence on or about 16th January 2018 at the Ministry of Transport Headquarters in Nairobi jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud.
Ambuku also faced a lone charge of uttering a false document namely the above tender to Mary Wanjiru, Director of Klinux Limited purporting it to be genuine.
The two jointly further faced another charge of forging tender number MOT/21/2017-19 for supply of 2830 oil treated angling tail lines purporting it to be genuine and valid tender issued by MOT and signed by Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary state deparent of maritime and shipping affairs.
This offence is alleged to have been committed on or about 24th January 2018 at the Ministry’s HQ jointly with others not before court.
Ambuku also faced a lone charge of uttering the same to Wanjiru.
The accused persons were lastly charged with obtaining Sh 48, 460, 000 from Klinux Director Mary Wanjiru on 18th January and 28th February  by pretending that the two tenders were genuine.
Ambuku and Okwaro denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
Through their lawyer, the two requested for an earlier mention date saying that they were trying to settle the matter with the complainant out of court.
The court granted the two accused persons a bond Sh 3 million or alternative cash bail of Sh 2million each.
The case will be mentioned on 3rd April and will be heard on 23rd April 2018.