Two charged with obtaining Sh 2.5 million in fake UN tender


Two people have been charged with obtaining Sh 2.5 million through a fake United Nations tender for the supply of Lankhost Tug rope.

Leileen Babra alias Kethline and Sydney Kiptoo Koech are accused of obtaining Sh 800,000 from Zuberi Khali Mutie by falsely pretending that a tender No. UNOPS/KOEH/ITB/01/2020 dated 4th May 2020 and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) purchase order were genuine documents from UNOPS to supply Lankhost Tag rope, a fact they knew was false.

The two are alleged to have committed the offence on 21st January 2021 at cooperative Bank Eastleigh branch in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court.

The accused persons are also charged with obtaining another Sh 1.7 from Mutie under the same guise on 19th January at Shell petrol station, Langata road in Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

Barbra and Kiptoo denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and were granted a bond of Sh1 million or alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000 million.

The case will be mentioned on 10th February for further directions.