Tailor In Court For Failing To Deliver Suits

Daniel Otieno arraigned at the Milimani court | PHOTO BY CYRUS KIMANGA/ UZALENDO NEWS

A local tailor was charged this morning for allegedly obtaining money from two of his customers and failing to deliver the clothes.

It is alleged that between November 20 and December 11, 2019, Daniel Otieno collected Sh29,400 from Nicholas Muturi by fraudulently claiming that he would make five suits and purchase five shirts for him.

On the second allegation, it is alleged that on January 20, this year, he took Sh 14,000 from Loren Anyango by misrepresenting to her that he could create three items of clothing, two suits and one Ankara jacket.

Otieno informed Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni that he is a tailor and that the complainants are his frequent customers.

He informed the court that in the first case, he did make the suits and Muturi took them home, but two weeks later, he called and said the garments were too large for him.

He returned them for him to reduce, and after reducing them, he stated that they would not fit him.

Otieno stated that his customers requested a refund, but he recommended that he bring fresh material so that he could make new garments, which he denied.

Micheni has instructed him to attempt an out-of-court settlement with his customers.