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Uhuru ‘impostors’ stand to lose bail in Sh7m fraud case

March 14th, 2019 1 min read

Two suspects accused of posing as President Uhuru Kenyatta and allegedly defrauding Sameer Africa Group chairman Naushad Merali of Sh7 million now risk having their bail cancelled.

The two have defaulted their bail terms that included appearing before the investigating officer once a week for three weeks.

On Thursday, the court heard that Joseph Waswa and Duncan Muchai never appeared before the investigator for an entire week contrary to their bail terms.

The two claimed the investigating officer granted them permission to be away, but prosecution distanced itself from the claim.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said he will get to the bottom of the matter to determine who, between Ombeta and the investigating officer, was lying to the court.

The two are among seven people accused of trying to defraud the officials from Sameer Group of Companies by pretending to be in a position to sell a piece of land LR No.10090/118 situated in Milimani area, Nairobi.

All denied the allegations and were released on a cash bail of Ksh.100,000 each.

The seven include Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja, and Anthony Wafula.