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Suspected serial fraudster in court over Sh600, 000 fraud

A suspected fraudster accused of conning a business firm of Sh6611,200 while falsely pretending he could sell two containers has been charged at the Kibera law courts with fraud.

Martin Ochieng Mboru is accused of fraudulently obtaining the cash from Ampersannde Mobility Company Limited in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, on February 1, 2022, by falsely pretending he could deliver the metallic containers a fact he knew to be false or untrue.

Ampersand company limited intended to purchase the two containers and sought a manufacturer online where they met Ideal Containers Limited allegedly owned by Mboru.

Mboru introduced himself as the director of Ideal Containers, a non-existent company, which he claims is located in Embakasi area of Nairobi.

He shared a bank account for payment purposes and Ampersande Mobility Company’s director deposited the money.

Mboru allegedly never delivered the containers and stopped picking up calls from Ampersande management prompting the company to report him to the police.

He was summoned but failed to honour the summonses by the police.

The suspect was traced and arrested. Mboru denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Monicah Maroro. He was released on a bond of Sh500, 000 and an alternative cash bail of a similar amount.

The case will be mentioned on September 15.

Mboru was on June 10, 2022 also charged with conning a city church of Sh400, 000 under similar circumstances.

In the case, Mboru is accused of defrauding Pastor Eric Mwangi of Joshua Generation Church in Kilimani, Nairobi, of the cash on September 15 last year by falsely pretending he could deliver to him a container knowing the same to be false.

On its website, the company (Ideal Containers) claims to be an ideal choice for low-cost new and used shipping containers and site accommodation to the trade and public.

It claims to be one of the country’s leading suppliers of new and used shipping containers.