NSE chairman Kiprono Kittony summoned to appear in court over Ksh19M fake tender documents case

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 7 Oct, 2021 14:14 | < 1 min read
NSE Chairman Kiprono Kittony. PHOTO/COURTESY

Nairobi Magistrate court has issued summons against Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) chairman Kiprono Kittony to appear in court on October 13, 2021, over tender fraud case where he is a complainant. 

Senior Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul issued the summons after the prosecutor Peter Muia said the DCIO central police requested for the summons in the case to shed light on whether the matter has been settled between the parties.

In the case, Betty Wangui Nderitu alias Jeniffer, Felix Kipyegon Langat, Mary Njeri Mwangi, Stephen Ngugi and Martin Mwangi Njeri are charged with making a tender document number MFA/OT/015/2016-2017 for supply and delivery of iPhones 6s purporting it to be a genuine tender document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International trade. 

They are charged with seven counts of making a false document without authority contrary to the law, obtaining goods by false pretences and personation.

In the charge of obtaining goods by false pretences, the five accused persons are alleged that on August 20, 2016, at Capital Airtime Limited located at Cape Office Park opposite Yaya Centre in Nairobi with intent to defraud obtained from Capital Markets Limited Ksh19 million by falsely pretending that they had won a tender from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to supply iPhone 6s to the said ministry.

In the case, Kiprono Kittony had testified as the CEO of the Capital Airtime Limited that deals with the distribution of mobile phone accessories, airtime and data to Safaricom Ltd.

Since then the matter has not proceeded to a full hearing.

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