University students in court for attempting to obtain Sh 100,000 from Jakoyo Midiwo, claimed to be sent by Murang’a county Women Rep

Two Multimedia University students have been charged with attempting to obtain Sh 100,000 from former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo pretending to be sent by Murang’a County women representative Sabina Chege.
Derrick Kimutai Ng’etich (former Bomet Women Representative Cecilia Ng’etich’s nephew) and Edwin Nderitu Warukira who are pursuing degrees in mechanical and manufacturing engineering are alleged to have committed the offence on 8th March 2018 at Goldent Spot restaurant in Nairobi.
The two denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were granted bond.

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Prosecutor Solomon Naulikha brought to the attention of the court that the two are part of a bigger cartel that operates within Parliament building.
According to the police, the two have been in communication via text messages with Midiwo from 3rd to 8th March 2018 before realizing it was a scam.
It is alleged when they first sent a text message via an unknown number to Midiwo, they signed out as Sabina Chege.
The ‘purported Sabina’ asked him how he was doing and requested that he send her Sh 20,000 which she would refund when got to Nairobi from Mombasa.
It is alleged that Midiwo inauspiciously sent the money via Mpesa.
‘The ‘Sabina’ sent another message claiming to have checked out of ‘her’ hotel in Mombasa and was on ‘her’ way back to Nairobi.
During the chat, ‘she’ further told him ‘her’ bank account had been frozen by KRA and was coming back to Nairobi to sort out the issue.
Midiwo is said to have continued chatting the accused persons not suspecting them to be conmen. They further texted him that the ‘she’ broke and needed money to sustain ‘her’ until ‘she’ sorted out her bank account issue.
On Thursday 8th, the two sent another message saying fake Sabina was at KRA sorting out the tax issues.


Jakoyo (suspecting foul play) then decided to call Murang’a Women Representative through another number and she denied knowledge of the other contact and the people using it.
Hon Jakoyo now that the user of the number was not the real Sabina Chege decided to lead ten on and promised to give them Sh 100,000 that evening.
However, he told the ‘Sabina’ he would not be around at that time but would leave the cash with one of his employees.
At around 5 pm, the said employee called Midiwo and told him two men had gone to collect the sum.
The police had been notified of the incident and the two were arrested.
The accused persons were granted a bond of Sh 50,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 30, 000. The case will be heard on 11th April 2018