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Eastleigh businessman charged with Sh200,000 fraud

A Nairobi businessman, who allegedly defrauded another businessman of Sh200,000 after promising to rent him business premises in Eastleigh Nairobi is facing charges of obtaining money through false pretenses contrary to section 313 of the Penal Code.

Yusuf Abdulahi has been accused of defrauding Mohamed Kadar Ibrahim Sahal by pretending that he could lease a shop to him, a fact he knew to be false.

Mr Abdulahi is reported to have committed the offence in Eastleigh on July 1, 2022. Mr Sahal had met and agreed with the accused over leasing the shop into which the complainant was to move on August 1, 2022. Thereafter, the complainant paid the accused Sh200,000 as deposit and one-month rent totalling to Sh200,000.

Later on, Mr Sahal found out that the same shop had been leased to another trader, therefore he could not occupy it on the agreed date. After failing to find an solution to the dispute, the complainant reported the matter to the police and Mr Abdulahi was subsequently arrested.

At the Makadara Law Courts, the accused denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Lewis Gatheru and was released on a bond of Sh200,000. The case will be mentioned on October 14, 2022.