Man in court over defrauding Russian national sh 400,000

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A man has been charged by a Malindi court with the offences of conspiracy to defraud, contrary to section 317 of the penal code and obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 313 of the penal code.

Thomas Mulakayi Mukuche appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Silvia Wewa and denied the charges.

He is accused that on diverse dates between 1st day of August 2018 and 12th December 2018 in Malindi Sub County within Kilifi County, with intent to defraud, jointly with another not before court, by fraudulent means conspired to defraud USD 4,000 from Elena Nikitenko a Russian national.

He is also accused of obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to section 313 of the penal code and that on diverse dates between 1st day of August and 12th December 2018 in Malindi Sub County within Kilifi County, with intent to defraud obtained from Sh. 133,500 by falsely pretending he was in a position to clear a container MSKU5403703 belonging to Elena at the port of Mombasa.

The prosecution had opposed the accused being released on bond saying that the offense were serious.

He was released on a Sh. 300,000 bond with an alternative of a Sh. 250,000 cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on 21st June 2019.

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