BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Former director of Diaspora Design build limited has been charged with obtaining money by false pretences.
Jonathan Kariuki Njiru is accused of obtaining building and construction materials worth Sh. 1.2m from one Rose Nyambura Gacheru by falsely pretending that he would pay for the supply of the said materials to Diaspora Design Limited, a construction company.
Njiru is alleged to have committed the offense on 18th July 2014 and 22nd August 2014 at Lang’ata area in Nairobi.
He denied the charges before senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot at the Milimani law courts.
Njiru through his lawyer challenged the accusations stating that the time the said materials were acquired he had already resigned as the director of the company.
The lawyer further stated that the current directors were also arrested but were later released on Sh. 50,000 police bond.
The Magistrate ruled that the accused person be released on the same Sh.50,000 police bond.
The case will be mentioned on 16th October,2019.