ALLEGED YOUTHFUL SERIAL OBTAINER CHARGED

The accused Njoroge at Milimani law Court Nairobi County Kenya. PHOTO /CHRIS OJOW

ALLEGED YOUTHFUL SERIAL OBTAINER CHARGED

By Chris Ojow

Looking very courageous, stone faced, no

regrets and fashionable wearing rag jeans

trouser, Peter Muchuga Njoroge pleaded not

guilty to nine counts of obtaining money by

false pretence contrary to section 313 of the

penal code.

Appearing before Nairobi’s Chief Magistrate

Martha Mutuku at Milimani law Court on 13th

May 2020 at 10.32 am East Africa Time,

Njoroge was accused of falsely obtaining over

180,000 thousands Kenya shillings from eight

innocent Kenyans, pretending that he was in a

position to sell to them the latest iPhone.

The accused in his 20s was remanded at

Muthaiga Police station Nairobi County after

being overwhelmed to raise a cash bail of

seventy thousands Kenya shillings.

Njoroge who had three files loaded with fraud

accusations was arrested on 23rd February the

year 2020 and freed on a police bond of 30,000

Kenya shillings after several complaints were

recorded on the same day at Muthaiga police

station under OB number 60/04/11/2020 by all

eight complainants.

It is alleged that in the year 2019 on different

months Njoroge jointly with others not before

Court unlawfully obtained 15,000 ksh from

Sarah Wamuyu, 35,000 ksh from Shani Mumbi,

27,000ksh from Jescah Nyatich, 16,000 ksh

from Rossan Onyango, 51,000 ksh from Daisy

Akoth, 13,000 ksh from Peter Munyao and

24,400 ksh from Zainab Abdallah, pretending

that he was in a position to sell to them iPhone

a fact the accused knew was false.

All the alleged fraud offences were committed

in the months of April, May, June, July, August

and October in the year 2019.

The accused through his officer of the Court

pleaded for lenient bond terms and also in brief

submitted an oral application urging the Court

to issue order for the release of his vehicle,

which is being held by the Investigating officers

claiming that the vehicle is not part of the

evidence.

Njoroge also applied to be supplied with all

the necessary documents the State Prosecution

will use during the trial, to enable him prepare

sufficiently for his defence.

The State prosecution has lined up seven

witnesses to testify against the accused, as the

criminal proceedings was conducted in a open

court due to coronavirus pandemic and in line

to ministry of Health guidelines.

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