A Rwandese and Kenyan national released on Sh. 1m bond on gold fraud case

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BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Two men a Rwandan and Kenyan national have been charged in court for obtaining Sh. 12m falsely to supply 100kgs of gold to one Mansour Aljabri Salem.

The two are alleged to have committed the crime between 19th March,2019 and 16th April, 2019 in Nairobi. According to the charge sheet they were paid the money in dollars, a total of 123500 US dollars and in turn supply Mr. Mansour with gold, a fact they knew to be false.

The accused, Emmanuel Ngaraguro(Rwandese) and Erasco Katiko Josiah pleaded not guilty before, Senior Resident Magistrate, Muthoni Nzibe at the Milimani Law Courts.

The prosecution however opposed the release of the first accused who is a Rwandese national sitting that he is a flight risk and might abscond court if granted bond.

In their defense led by Lawyer, Stanley Kangahi bail does not discriminate whether you are a Kenyan or foreign National and that the Rwandese national lives here in Kenya and is married to a Kenyan National and there are no chances of him absconding court.

The Magistrate ruled that the prosecution did not give reasons to deny the Rwandese national bond or bail and that every accused person has a right to be granted bond.

The two were released on a bond of Sh. 1m and an alternative cash bail of Sh. 500,000.

The case has been set for hearing on 17th July, 2019 and the mention on 8th May, 2019 for pretrial.

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