A businessman from Bungoma county has been charged before Milimani Law Courts for obtaining money through false pretence contrary to section 313 of the Penal Code.
The trader identified as Kelas Galvood Wafula is accused of obtaining Ksh3,407,069 from Kamaldin Ibrahim Ahmed to ship hides and skins to Nigeria
According to the prosecution, Wafula allegedly obtained the money by pretending that he was in a position to supply hides and skins to Nigeria.
The accused is alleged to have committed the offence with the intent to defraud the complainant of millions between October 21, 2020, and February 14, 2021.
Bungoma businessman granted cash bail
Wafula denied the fraud charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Ben Mark Ikhubi.
After denying the charges, Wafula through his lawyer sought lenient bail terms stating that the case emanates from a sour business transaction between friends.
The magistrate ordered that Wafula is released on a bond of Ksh1million with alternative cash bail of Ksh650,000.
In addition to that, the court heard that the accused will also have to provide one contact person.
The case will be mentioned on July 19 for pre-trial.