The alleged mastermind in the USD 4 billion mega scam charged with conspiracy to defraud a Dubai national has been released on Sh300,000 cash bail.
Milimani principal magistrate Wandia Nyamu on Tuesday granted the accused person bail after concluding that the prosecution failed to provide sufficient reason to deny him bond.
“I hereby release the accused person on a cash bail of Sh300,000 or a bond of 500,000 each,” the magistrate ruled.
The suspect Isaiah Aluodo was charged that on dates between October 23, and November 15, 2023, at Viraj Godown in Embakasi subcounty within Nairobi County with others already before the court, conspired to defraud Omid Kharkhane by pretending that he was in a position to facilitate transportation of the money from Nairobi to Dubai.
The other eight accused persons who had earlier been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony are Peter Kisanya Modaya, Noah Othiambo Ouma, Peter Mikisi Aura, Kayombo Jean Karenga, Brian Waweru Njoroge, Moses Otieno Oduor, Mercy Cheptoo and Charity Njeri Gachuhi.
The court heard that Modaya, Ouma, Aura, Karenga, Njoroge, Oduor, Cheptoo and Gachuhi on dates between October 24 and November 15 this year at Viraj Godown in Embakasi, conspired to defraud Omid Kharkhaneh by pretending they were in a position to facilitate transportation of $4 billion from Kenya to Dubai.