Hearing of Ksh.27M fake gold case fails to kick off

Hearing of Ksh.27M fake gold case fails to kick off

A Nairobi court was forced to adjourn the hearing of a case where a businessman is charged with defrauding a German over Ksh.27 million in fake gold transaction.

The case was adjourned to August 21,2019 after a witness who is a lawyer failed to appear in court to testify.

Trial magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot heard that the witness travelled to Kisumu and he could not be available prompting the Prosecution to apply for an adjournment.

According to the cover report lawyer Thomas Otieno received the said money on behalf of the accused sammy munyinyi.

In the case Sammy Munyinyi, businessman, is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to section 313 of the penal code.

Munyinyi’s charge sheet indicates that on the period between March 28,2018 and April 12,2018 at Wuyi Plaza along Galana road in Kilimani, Nairobi County, jointly with others not before the court, he fraudulently obtained USD257,000 from Mertroglu Muhammet by pretending to be able to sell him 360 kilograms of gold.

He faces another charge jointly with Congolese businessman Eric Amisi Bin Ramazani where they have been accused of obtaining from Vladimir Borisenko USD 202,404 (21,788,360 million) by pretending that they were in a position to supply him with 100 kilograms of gold.

He’s out on a bond of Ksh.2 million or a cash bail of Ksh.500,000 after he denied the charge.
Mr Otieno has been listed among the witness because who held the funds (in dollars) in an escrow account before releasing to Munyinyi.

Munyinyi was arrested for introducing himself to the foreigner as a shipper who owns a company called Sarume(K) Ltd.
He is alleged to have tricked the complainant that he could supply 360Kgs of gold and deliver it to Instabul.

According to court documents, the complainant realized he had been conned after releasing the money for processing of the consignment.