Nairobi couple conned over Ksh10 mi*lion in restaurant deal gone sour

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 12 Jul, 2021 14:06 | < 1 min read
Evans Kwoko Mwendwa, John Maina Ng'ang’a and Oliver Onyango Xavier when they appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Monday July, 12. PHOTO/SHEILA MUTUA.

Three men have been charged with obtaining over Ksh10 million from a Kenyan couple on pretense that the money was a guarantee to secure them a Ksh100 million loan.

The court was told that Evans Kwoko Mwendwa, John Maina Ng'ang'a and Oliver Onyango Xavier on diverse dates between October 13,2020 and February 27, 2021, in Java, Lavington at Shell petrol station in Nairobi county jointly with others not before court conspired to commit a felony namely obtaining Ksh10 million from Jackline Vaati Wambua and Kevin Muchera Shambasinya by falsely pretending that the money was a guarantee for a loan of Ksh100 million, a fact they knew to be false.

The three are facing a total of eight counts ranging from obtaining money by false pretense and conspiracy to commit a felony.

"Evans Kwoko Mwendwa alias Chris you are charged that in diverse dates between January 6 and 25, 2021 ,at unknown place within republic of Kenya with intent to defraud, you obtained Ksh582,000 from Jackline Vaati Wambua by falsely pretending that the money was a guarantee for a loan of Sh100M a fact you knew to be false,” the charge sheet read.

The three accused who appeared before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku at Milimani law courts in Nairobi denied all the eight counts and pleaded for leniency.