Tenants in CBD business centre in court for forging rent receipts for 4 years

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 24 Aug, 2021 18:13 | < 1 min read
Amos Bundi Jacob, Jecinta Kanini, Prudential Bosibori, Pauline Wambua and Anthoney Kiongozi Mathenge at Milimani Law Courts.m PHOTO/SHEILA MUTUA

Five World Business Centre Tenants have been arraigned in court for forging rent receipts amounting to Ksh3.6 million for four years.

Amos Bundi Jacob, Jecinta Kanini, Prudential Bosibori, Pauline Wambua and Anthoney Kiongozi Mathenge are charged that on diverse dates between February 11, 2016, and November 11, 2019, jointly conspired to defraud Patrick Githinji Mwangi the landlord of the famous business building by falsely pretending that they had paid rent.

According to police report, on December 18, 2019, the complainant in the case of the owner of the building located at Tom Mboya Street Nairobi reported a case of forgery of banking slips purported to be from Kenya Commercial Bank Tom Mboya branch by some of his tenants purporting to have paid shop rents.

"Investigations were conducted of the said offence and it was when the complainant was requested to avail all the purported forged bank slips for authentication at the Kenya Commercial Bank branch," the police report read in parts.

The complainant availed the slips and indeed the bank confirmed that the slips were not genuine, explaining that the transaction reference number in the slips do not exist in the bank's records and that the stamps used on the slips do not match.

After a further investigation into the complainant's bank account, it was established that none of the amounts in the banking slips in question was reflected in the account.

The five were charged with six more counts of forging different bank slips dated between 2018 and 2019.

The lawyer of the accused while mitigating for bail told the court that other 26 tenants in that building will also face similar charges and asked the court for leniency in granting cash bail. 

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi granted them a bond of Ksh100,000.