A man who tricked a mechanic into submitting his academic qualifications, toolbox, overall and cash as requirements to securing an internship program at Toyota Kenya before disappearing with them has been arraigned following his arrest by the public.
In court documents, Mututhu Makau with the intention to defraud is said to have obtained Ksh3,000 from Clement Mutisya by pretending that he was in a position to get him an insurance cover which was part of an alleged requirement for an internship position
Further in the charge sheet, “Makau committed the offence on the month of September 17, 2021, within South C in Langata Sub-County.”
In a statement to police, Makau met with the complainant who was looking for a job. He then offered to grant him a chance at Toyota Kenya which is stationed in South C.
Makau then entrapped Mutisya by asking him Ksh 3000, apron, a toolbox valued at Ksh15,000 and copies of his academic qualifications. After he was handed over the stated items, he asked Mutisya to be patient and wait for him to return with the good news.
A happy Mutisya then waited for Makau. Minutes passed by and so were the hours. The whole day, he sat at the meeting place but Makau never showed up. Reading malice, he boldly went to Toyota Kenya offices.
He asked around if there was an employee going by the accused person’s name and he was disappointed to learn that such a name did not exist.
A heartbroken Mutsya concluded that the intern vacancy was a scam and that he had been conned after he was assured that the company had not advertised for vacancies.
With his calls going unanswered, he rushed to Akila police station to report the incident vide OB No. 16/17/09/2021 paving the way for investigation. Makau was arrested a month later by the members of the public along Popo road and who had been made aware of his con antics after going into hiding.
He was frog matched to the police station without even explaining a thing. He was booked in for questioning. While taking plea at Kibera law courts, Makau pleaded not guilty before Senior Resident Magistrate Renee Kitagwa who granted him a cash bail of Ksh 30,000 pending mention on October 27, 2021, for further directions.