Four former CIC General Insurance employees were on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, charged at a Nairobi court with conspiracy to defraud the company of Ksh7.4 million being the sale of the salvage motor vehicles.
Andrew Mulwa, Patrick Mbevi, John Kimetu and Brinton Mogaka jointly with others who were not before the court are accused of committing the offence on diverse dates between November 12, 2021, and July 22, 2022, at an unknown place within the country.
The court heard that the four, being the employees of the company, jointly conspired to defraud Ksh7,411,000 which is the property of CIC General Insurance Limited.
The accused persons were further charged with a series of forgery and uttering false documents contrary to the law.
They appeared before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina and denied the charges.
The prosecution told the court to deny them bail awaiting the pre-bail report to determine their release.
Led by Anderson Gikunda, they told the court that the accused persons are flight risks since they don't have a known place of abode.
The defence council requested the court to release them on bond or bail terms on the grounds that they had been cooperating with investigative officers.
He further told the court that the accused persons have families to take care of and denying them bail will affect the families being sole breadwinners.
The magistrate considered submissions from both sides citing that bond is their constitutional right.
They were released on Ksh300,000 bond or alternatively cash bail of Ksh100,000 each with one contact person.
The matter will be mentioned on September 8, 2023, for pre-trial.