Fake doctor charged with fraud for conning businessman Ksh5.7m

By Sheila Mutua On Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 16:49 | < 1 min read
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The alleged fake doctor, David Ambuku alias Dr. Lugonze. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

A fake doctor was on Monday charged with falsely obtaining goods worth Ksh5.7 million at the Milimani Law Courts from an unsuspecting trader.

The suspect, David Kahi Ambuku alias Dr. Lugonze, was charged with seven counts of obtaining goods by false pretence, forgery, forging a stamp and impersonating a public officer.

He is said to have hoodwinked his victim, Ibrahim Aden, that he had been awarded a tender for the supply of 1,000 non-contact infrared thermometers and gloves by the Ministry of Health.

The prosecutor told the court that the suspect committed the offence on May 8, 2020, at the Danhill building in Westlands jointly with others not presented in court.

Further, the court heard that the suspect, between May 4 -May 20, at Afya House in Nairobi, falsely presented himself to be a person employed in the public service as a procurement officer at the Ministry of Health headquarters.

In doing so, the court was told, the suspect made his victim Aden believe that a tender no MOH/DPPH/DNMP/001/GF-ONT/2019-2020, dated May 4, 2020, and purported to have been issued by the Health ministry was genuine.

Thereafter, Aden supplied the fake doctor with the 1,000 thermometers and 20,000 boxes of hand gloves.

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