Man charged with over Sh 11M car fraud

A middle-aged man was today arraigned at a Nairobi Court facing charges of conspiracy to defraud contrary to Section 317 of the Penal Code.

The said suspect, Samuel Maina Muchiri is alleged to have conspired to defraud Irene Wanjiku Mark, a sum of Ksh 11, 545, 000 by falsely pretending that he would import for her two motor vehicles.

The said conspiracy is said to have taken place on diverse dates between March and October 2023.

He faced another charge of obtaining Ksh 5,840,000 from the same complaint by false pretences that he would import for her two other motor vehicles.

In Count three, the prosecution alleged that Samuel Maina on October 13, 2023, at Equity Bank, Nanyuki Branch with intent to defraud, obtained Ksh 800,000 from Irene Wanjiku.

Appearing before Magistrate Gilbert Shikwe, the accused denied the charges and was released on Ksh 2 million bond with an alternative cash bail of Ksh 700,000.