UON student charged with Sh 1.2 million fraud in the name Chandaria Industries

Jane Njeri Karinge before a Nairobi court where she was charged with fraud. Photo/Suek

A University of Nairobi student has been charged with obtaining Sh 1.2 million under the guise that she had obtained a tender with Chandaria Industries Limited.

Jane Njeri Karinge is accused of obtaining the money from Elizabeth Wawira Gichumu between 4th April and 31st July 2019 by falsely pretending that she had secured a tender Chandaria, a fact she knew to be false.

Karinge is also charged with two counts of uttering the said purchase order in April and May 2019 purporting it to be genuine order issued and executed by the said Chandaria.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi.

Her lawyer Danstan Omari who also happens to be her lecturer pleaded with the court to release her on lenient bail terms because she is a second year student at the university and has exams in a week’s time.

The court further heard that she also a mother to a toddler who is still breast feeding and therefore consider releasing her on lenient bail.

The court granted her a bond of Sh 500,000 with alternative cash bail of Sh 100,000. She was also ordered to provide one contact person upon payment of cash bail.