Joseph Gitau Njoki at Milimani Law Court where he was charged for impersonating Nairobi Senator Mike Mbovi Sonko on facebook page dubbed the Mike Sonko Foundation page on 30/07/2014.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Joseph Gitau Njoki was on Wednesday charged before a Nairobi Magistrate’s Court for impersonating Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko on facebook page dubbed the Mike Sonko Foundation page on 29th April 2013.
Njoki appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Elena Nderitu where he was accused that on 11 July 2014 he posted a false message
, “This morning I have issued cheques worth Sh6.2 million to Kenyans who sent to me Sh1000 on my M-pesa line 0713004255. Keep on sending as I will continue giving out millions in support, to all my fans comment wisely to avoid to be banned on this page.”
Joseph Gitau Njoki on Wednesday denied three counts of fraud before a Nairobi Magistrate court.
The accused has been denied cash bail on the grounds that he absconded another case facing him and fled to South Africa in a separate criminal case pending at the Milimani Law Courts.
Court heard that on April 29, 2013, at an unknown place, with an intent to defraud, he falsely represented himself as Mike Sonko on a Facebook page he called “Mike Sonko Foundation.”
He was charged with improper use of a licensed telecommunication system, contrary to the Kenya Information and Telecommunications Act.
Njoki faced a further charge of obtaining money by false pretences.
The court heard that on April 11 while in Mombasa, jointly with others not before the court, he obtained Sh200, 000 from Gideon Macharia Maina by pretending he was capable of assisting him to buy a new Nissan matatu.
Although the suspect claimed he had TB and had not been taking drugs for the past seven days since his arrest, the prosecution asked the court not to release him as “his other file was still open when he was arrested in a new offence.”
The case will be Mentioned on august 4th and heard on August 26.