Two men have been charged in Nairobi with obtaining millions of shillings by false pretenses.
Stephen Njoroge Mbugua was charged with obtaining US$ 162,000 (equivalent to Sh 16,000,000) from Joseph Gitau Kibuchi by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell to him a half acre piece of land in Karen, Nairobi.
Mbugua is alleged to have committed the offence on 1st October 2017 at Karen with intent to defraud.
He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. He was granted a bond of Sh 2 million or a cash bail of Sh 1 million.
In the same court, Izzudin Haji Ali was charged with obtaining US$ 20,000 (equivalent to Sh 2 million) from Omar Haji Hassan Gulleid by falsely pretending that he was in a position to transact together a joint business of operating a petrol station and selling foodstuffs in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
Ali is alleged to have committed the offence on 1st May 2018 at City House in Nairobi, with intent to defraud.
He pleaded not guilty before before a Magistrate Andayi who granted him a bond of Sh 750,000 or a cash bail of Sh 500,000.