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Recruitment agent denies charges of obtaining credit by false pretenses

July 7th, 2022 1 min read

A recruitment agent who took her clients for preparatory training at an agency and allegedly issued a bounced cheque in payment has been charged with obtaining credit by false pretenses.

Lenah Mbithe Muema was arraigned before the At Kibera Law Courts where she charged with obtaining homecare management training services for 33 from Institute Leon De Love Limited in Westlands in Nairobi pretending she was in a position to pay for their training.

She is accused of obtaining the services worth Sh352,500 between January 17 and March 20, the academic period the students spent at the institution during the training. Ms Muema is also facing another charge of issuing a bad cheque of $800 for Gulf Bank to the institution knowing the bank account had insufficient funds on March 18.

The suspect, who owns Leking Recruitment Agency, was supposed to pay a total of Sh612, 500 for her clients’ training but paid Sh260,000 before issuing the bouncing cheque.

She is said to have ignored demand letters from the institution’s management prompting its directors to make a report at Parklands police station in June. Ms Muema was later traced and arrested in Nairobi.

She denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Ann Mwangi who released her on a bond of Sh200,000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh150,000. The case will be mentioned on July 11, 2022 for a pretrial and fixing of hearing dates.