By SAM ALFAN.
A wheat supplier and two senior staff members of a milling company were today charged with stealing over Sh 218 Million from the company out of which Sh 1.2 Million was recovered.
The three Wilson Ndungu Kamomoe, Mohamed Nasir Khalifa and Josphat Okeo Kegengo appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Daniel Ochenja where the second accused alleged that the company’s auditor and police tricked him to withdraw Sh 1, 27,000 from his account.
However the investigating officer Corporal Joseph Mucheru of CID headquarters informed the court that amount is being held by police as evidence. “Upon recovery the accused swore an affidavit before a commissioner of oaths that is why the amount was handed over to the police and it will be used as an exhibit onces trial begins,” Said Mucheru.
Kamomoe, Khalifa and Kegengo were accused that on diverse dates between July 22 last year and February 8 at Pembe Flour Mills factory along Lunga Lunga Road within Nairobi County jointly with others not before court fraudulently conspired to defraud the company Sh 218,665,038 by false pretences.
They also faced a second count of stealing contrary to section 268(1) as read with section 275 of the penal code where it was alleged that on the said dates at Barclays Bank Enterprise road branch jointly with others not before court they stole Sh 218,665,038 the property of Pembe Flour Mills Limited.
However the accused denied all the charges leveled against them and were directed by the magistrate to deposit cash bail of Sh 7 million or bond of Sh 10 million to secure their freedom. He directed the case to be heard on July 2.
Meanwhile a bank teller has been charged with stealing Sh 11 million from Imperial Bank. Noah Randy Omullo appeared before Resident Magistrate P.M Mugure accused that on or before December 10 last year at unknown place jointly with others not before court they conspired to steal Sh 11, 500,00 property of Imperial Bank. Omullo was further accused that on the said date at the bank’s Upperhill branch being an employee of Imperial Bank as a teller he stole Sh 11,500,000 which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.
He however denied the charges and was ordered by the magistrate to deposit cash bail of Sh 2 million. The case will be mentioned on June 5.