Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred Keter has been charged afresh over the Ksh633 M fraud case.
Appearing before Nairobi Chief Magistrate in a Nairobi Court, Keter pleaded not guilty to eleven counts of conspiracy to defraud the Central bank of Kenya of the said amount by presenting forged treasury bills No 1138 dated February 5th 1990.
Alfred is charged alongside Madat Saburari Chatur after the prosecution removed the second accused person Arthur Ingolo Sakwa who died this year.
The legislator is also facing another count of making a false document contrary to the law.
“Madat Saburari Chatur and Alfred Kiptoo Keter, you’re charged that on unknown date and place within the republic of Kenya jointly with others not before the court with intent to defraud and without lawful authority made treasury bills No. 1138 valued at Ksh 286M purporting it to be genuine and valid bills issued by the Central bank of Kenya ” the charge sheet read in part.
Through their lawyer, Stanley Kangai, the accused persons asked the court to maintain the bond terms issued by the previous court since they have been cooperative.
The MP who was charged in 2018 is out on a cash bail of Ksh2M.
The prosecution through state counsel Anderson Gikunda told the court that they are ready to proceed with the hearing of the matter and asked the court to fix early hearing dates.
Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni fixed hearing dates for August 2021.