Two now charged in connection with fake laptop tenders in Ruto’s name


Two men have now been charged before a Nairobi court with conspiracy to defraud and handling stolen goods in connection connection with the fake laptop tenders in the name of the office of the Deputy President William Ruto.

Teddy Awiti who had been charged alone two days ago,was charged alongside Kevin Matundura Nyongwono.

in the first count of conspiracy, Awiti is accused of offering tender documents under the name of the office DP falsely pretending that he was in a position to deliver 2,800 pieces of HP laptops valued at Sh 180 Million to the said office.

He is also accused of obtaining the laptops by false presences, the property of Makindu motors limited pretending he had a genuine tender document from the office of the DP.

In the third count, Awiti and Nyongwono were charged with handling stolen property on 13th August 2018 in Westlands, Nairobi.

The court heard that the two, otherwise that in the course of stealing, dishonestly undertook the retention of 651 pieces of HP laptops 8th generation pavilion for the benefit of Allan Kiprotich Chesang, knowing or having reason to believe them to stolen.

The laptops are valued at Sh 41,850, 000.

They pleaded not guilty  before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was granted a bond of Sh 5 million or alternative cash bail of Sh 3 million. The case will be mentioned on 3rd and be heard 10th September.