BY NT CRIME REPORTER.
A close relative of former Bomet women rep Cecilia Ng’etich and a friend have been charged with an attempt on Jakoyo Midiwo money.
The two are students at Multimedia University and are alleged to have tried to steal Sh100,000 from the former Gem MP.
They told Midiwo that they were sent by Murang’a County women representative Sabina Chege.
Derrick Kimutai Ng’etich (Ng’etich nephew) and Edwin Nderitu Warukira who are pursuing degrees in mechanical and manufacturing engineering are alleged to have committed the offence on March 8 2018 at Goldent Spot restaurant in Nairobi.
The two denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were released on bond.
Prosecutor Solomon Naulikha brought to the attention of the court that the two are part of a bigger cartel that operates within Parliament building.
According to the police, the two have been in communication via text messages with Midiwo from March 3-8 2018.
A fortnight ago, National Assembly was made aware of claims that there were women and men seducing some MPs and demanding cash from them or their families.
The MPs from both divides- government and opposition- said that it was unfortunate that “such things” were happening to honourable members and when reported, no action is taken.
Nderitu and Kemutai are alleged to have first sent a text message via an unknown number to Midiwo which signed out as Sabina Chege.
The ‘purported Sabina’ asked him how he was doing and requested that he send her Sh 20,000 which she would refund when she got back to Nairobi from Mombasa.
Midiwo inauspiciously sent the money via Mpesa.
‘The ‘Sabina’ sent another message claiming to have checked out of ‘her’ hotel in Mombasa and was on ‘her’ way back to Nairobi.
During the chat, ‘she’ further told him ‘her’ bank account had been frozen by KRA and was coming back to Nairobi to sort out the issue.
Midiwo is said to have continued chatting the accused persons not suspecting that they were conmen.
They further texted him that the ‘she’ was broke and needed money to sustain ‘her’ until ‘she’ sorted out her bank account issue.
On Thursday 8th, the two sent another message saying ‘Sabina’ was at KRA sorting out the tax issues.
Jakoyo then decided to call Murang’a Women Representative through another number and she denied knowledge of the other contact and the people using it.
Hon Jakoyo then led them to believe he would give them Sh100,000 that evening.
However, he told the ‘Sabina’ he would not be around at that time but would leave the cash with one of his employees.
At around 5 pm, the said employee called Midiwo and told him two men had gone to collect the sum.
The police had been notified of the incident and the two were arrested.
The accused persons were granted a bond of Sh 50,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 30, 000. The case will be heard on April 11 2018