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How Ruai conman stole 2m by selling piece of land to 2 people

By Joseph Ndunda November 29th, 2022 2 min read

A suspected fraudster who allegedly obtained more than Sh2 million from two people while purporting he was in a position to sell them parcels of land at the Embakasi Ranching Company in Ruai, Nairobi was charged with obtaining money by false pretenses.

At the Makadara Law Courts, Nicholas Munguti Kavita is accused of obtaining Sh1, 437, 500 from Yoanine Nyameino on diverse dates between June 16th and November 21st this year in Ruai location, Njiru sub county while pretending he could sell a parcel of land a fact he knew to be false.

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He is also accused of obtaining Sh766, 000 from Linet Nyachieo on diverse dates between June 2nd October 30th this year by falsely pretending he could sell her a parcel of land at the Embakasi Ranching Company in Ruai in Nairobi, knowing the same was false.

The two complainants wanted to buy the land at the company and were introduced to Mr. Kavita who claimed to be an employee of the company in a position to sell the land to them.

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He allegedly received the money via Mpesa and cash from the two and took them to the land where he showed them parcels.

The accused person was to provide them with documents for the land but started taking them in circles after he received the payment.

They once visited the land only to be met by other people who claimed to be the owners of the land and discovered they had been conned. They reported the matter at the Ruai police station and the suspect was arrested.

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He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi and claimed he was settling the matter out of court with the complainants.

The suspect said the process of settling the matter out of court was to be concluded on December 8 but police charged him. He was released on a Sh500, 000 bond. The case will be mentioned on December 1.

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