Ugandan witchdoctor battling Sh1.3 million fraud charges at a Nairobi court
A Ugandan who pretended to be in a position to heal epilepsy has been charged at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi with defrauding a Kenyan businessman of Sh1.3 million.
Kenneth Nkolwa is accused of lying he was in a position to treat and heal his nephew who was suffering from an epileptic condition using magical tricks
Nkolwa was produced before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina on November 29, 2023.
He denied two charges of cheating the complainant Deka Said Omar and being in the country illegally.
In court one Nkolwa was charged that: “On diverse dates between May 29 and July 28, 2023, at Stima Plaza, Ngara area, within Westlands sub-county in Nairobi county, jointly with others who were not before the court by the use of fraudulent tricks being a witchdoctor you induced Omar to pay Sh1.3 million by falsely pretending you were in a position to treat and heal an Epileptic condition of one Mohammed Jamal a nephew to the said Omar through magic heal, a fact he knew to be false.”
The prosecution alleges that due to those tricks, the complainant Omar was induced to pay the money whereas Jamal’s health condition persisted.
Further, the ‘witchdoctor’ faced a second charge of being in the country without valid documents.
The prosecution told the court the accused being a Ugandan national was found unlawfully in the country on November 27, 2023, at Park Road area in Ngara Estate.
After denying the charges, Nkolwa’s lawyer pleaded with the court for leniency citing that his client is a Kenyan citizen and has the right to bond as per the constitution.
The prosecution led by Anderson Gikunda vehemently opposed the bond application and asked the court to detain them for one week awaiting a bail report to be produced by an investigative officer.
Magistrate Onyina directed the accused to be detained at Parklands police station until December 4, 2023, when his release on bond will be determined.