Vermont Flowers Ltd MD charged in Nairobi with stealing


Vermont Flowers (EPZ) limited Managing Director has been charged with stealing equipment worth over Sh 9 million.

Gerard Etiennem Bernazano a Belgian national is accused of stealing assorted components of industrial equipment worth Sh 9,156,358 the property of Jacobus Johannes Viljoen, Chief Executive Officer of African Floralush (pty) limited.

Bernazano is alleged to have committed the offence between December 2015 and May 2017.

The director is also charged with malicious damage to property. He is alleged to have willfully and unlawfully damaged assorted components of industrial equipment valued at Sh 1,260,054 property of Viljoen.

The Belgian denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
He was released on a cash bail of Sh 1 million and directed to deposit his passport in court.

The matter will be mentioned on 6th July and will be heard on 6th August.