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Two Safaricom employees charged with computer fraud in court

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BY PRUDENCE WANZA – The two are alleged to have unlawfully copied and transferred privileged Safaricom subscriber’s data information from Safaricom company database to unauthorized person to one Charles Njuguna Kimani.
They also face a charge of demanding money by menace where being employees of Safaricom they demanded Sh. 300 Million from Safaricom Kenya limited with intent to steal.
They are alleged to have committed the offences between 1st May, 2019 and 7th June, 2019 at Safaricom offices in westlands, Nairobi.
The two, Simon Billy Kinuthia and Brian Njoroge Wamatu denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at Milimani Law Courts.
The prosecution made an application for the accused persons to be reporting to DCI serious crimes unit two times a week.
However according to their lawyer reporting twice a week is not necessary but once a week will enable the completion of investigations. He also cited that they are employees of Safaricom and their jobs will be at stake if they do not report to work in the next 48 hours.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ruled that they report to DCI once a week and be held at Muthaiga Police Station for six hours.
They will however be released upon payment of Sh. 1million cash bail.
The hearing of the case will be on 16 th July 2019
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