Two directors, secretary charged over Sh 3.8M fraudulent car sale


Two women alleged to be directors of Safari World Limited and the company secretary have been charged with obtaining Sh 3.8 million fraudulently in a car sale.

Zeituni Maimuna Abdi Awat, Mwanaisha Hassan and Amina Wairimu Arafa are accuse of obtaining the money from Solomon Nabie Bwome falsely pretending that they were able to sell to him a motor vehicle registration No. KCA 043R, a Toyota Land cruiser, a fact they knew to be false.

The accused persons are alleged to have committed the offence on 11th July 2019 in Kilimani area, Nairobi jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

They pleaded not guilty before Principal Magistrate Peter Ooko.

Their lawyers had objected their plea taking on grounds that the accused and the complainant had agreed to settle the matter out of court.

However the court ruled that they answer to the charges and then they can settle the matter.

The company, which acted as the agent in the sale deal is said to have never delivered the money to the original owner of the vehicle after the sale to a new owner which led to the car being repossessed.

The three parties have however agree to settle the matter.

Their lawyer pleaded for lenient bail terms on grounds that their clients are mothers to young children and first the offenders.

The magistrate directed the matter to be mentioned on 5th March to confirm settlement failure to which the case will proceed to hearing on 12th May 2020.

They were released on a cash bail of Sh 200,000 each.