Woman charged with Sh 800,000 fraud meant for Canada travel


A woman has been charged with conspiracy to defraud Sh 800,000 on pretense that she could facilitate a man and his daughter to Canada.

Faith Karegi Tumbo is accused of obtaining the money from David Chirchir Kipelio in pretense that she would facilitate the travel of his brother Stanley Kipruto Chirchir and niece Pascalin Cheptoo to Canada, a fact she knew to be false.

Tumbo is alleged to have committed the offence between 21st February and 4th March 2021 in Nairobi jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

She also faces the offence of obtaining the Sh 800,000 by false pretences. She denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Jackline Kamau and was granted a cash bail of Sh. 500,000.