Business man charged with defrauding Sanlam Insurance Sh.204m

BY PRUDENCE WANZA – A business man has been charged with conspiracy to defraud Sanlam General Insurance Company limited Ksh.204m.

Joseph Anthony Maina Kiama is accused of conspiring to defraud the above amount by falsely pretending that the machinery and assorted items belonging to Afroplast industries in Thika were destroyed by fire on 27the August 2018 a fact he knew to be false.
The accused is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 21st March and 27th August,2018 at unknown place in Kenya jointly with others not before court.
Kiama was also charged with attempting to obtain the Sh.204m from Sanlam by false pretences at the company’s offices in Nairobi.
He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku at the Milimani Law Courts.
He was released on a bond of Sh.500,000 or an alternative cash bail of Sh.200,000.

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