How Tanzanian diplomat was conned by crafty Nairobi man
A businessman who allegedly conned a Tanzanian diplomat of USD 20,000 (Sh2.04 million) in a fake car deal was charged with obtaining money by false pretences contrary to Section 313 of the penal code.
At Kibera law courts, Roy Munene Muema was charged with obtaining the cash from Roselyne Asiko Anjalo with intent to defraud while falsely purporting he was in a position to import a Mazda Demio CX-5 for her from Japan.
Muema is accused of committing the offence on diverse dates between February 23 and March 15 last year in Westgate in Westlands, Nairobi.
Anjalo had contacted Muema after she was introduced to him as a car dealer and they agreed on the amount as the payment for the vehicle.
She transferred the cash to a bank account shared by Muema only for Muema to switch off his phone after receiving the payment prompting her to report the matter to the Parklands Police Station.
Muema was traced and arrested in Nyali, Mombasa County where he was hiding.
He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Anne Mwangi and pleaded for lenient bail and bond terms through a lawyer.
He was released on a bond of Sh1 million and an alternative cash bail of Sh500,000.
The case will be mentioned on September 20 for a pretrial and fixing of hearing dates.