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Woman charged with defrauding businessman Ugx22m in fake maize deal

Pricila Wanjiru Mungai at the Kibera Court where she appeared during the hearing of the case Image: CLAUSE MASIKA

A woman has been arraigned and charged at a Kibera court in Kenya on charges related to obtaining Ksh934,000 (about Ugx 22m) fraudulently.

Pricila Wanjiru Mungai was arraigned before Senior Principal Magistrate Samson Temu when the matter came up for hearing.

Court heard that Wanjiru allegedly told a businessman that she was position to supply maize, a fact she knew to be false.

A key witness narrated how the accused person allegedly lured him and his partner into the said business only for them to lose the said amount.

While testifying in court, the businessman said that he was introduced to the woman by another person and they agreed to do the business together.

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“I was introduced to her by another person and we decided to work together. She proposed that we give her Ksh934,000 to enable her to purchase and deliver a lorry with 320 bags of maize 320. She never did as agreed,” he told the court.

He told the court that after giving her the cash, he waited for the said woman to deliver the said maize but she has never delivered.

“After suspecting that I have lost my money, I proceeded to the police station and made a report and the accused person was later arrested and arraigned,” he told the court.

According to the charge sheet filed in court, the accused person allegedly defrauded the said amount on June 23, 2020, in Nairobi within Nairobi County.

The amount is said to have been sent to her account.

Wanjiru denied the charges and was released on Ksh500,000 bond.

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Source: Star.Co.Ke



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