BY SAM ALFAN.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has disowned conmen and fraudsters who have been unlawfully obtaining millions of shillings from unsuspecting investors and businessmen.
Several suspects have been arrested and prosecuted with obtaining money with false pretences.
Today another County Government staff has been charged with obtaining 5 million from a potential Dandora dumping site investor.
Samwel Aluda Essendi is accused on diverse dates January, 2017 and February ,2018 in Nairobi with others before court with intent to defraud obtained from Joshua Wambua Kyondu of Global Green Link Energy (A) Limited Kshs. 5,000,000 by falsely pretending to be in position to assist him get a license from Nairobi County Government to invest in production of energy on Solid Waste to energy Project at Dandora dumping site a fact he knew to be force.
He pleaded not guilty before the Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi .
He was released on a cash bail of 1 million and a bond of 2 million.
In a public notice , Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko informed the public that there are some individuals soliciting for bribes and coning the public through digital platforms and other communication channels.
“Nairobi County Government wishes to state that soliciting and receiving bribes are criminal offences punishable by law. Any person masquerading as Nairobi County employee or associating the county Government or the governor with such criminal intentions or acts should be apprehended and prosecuted” said Governor Sonko through the public notice.
PUBLIC NOTICE! Conmen On the Loose pic.twitter.com/3J4dueYjC5
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) April 12, 2018
He further advised embassies and mission to advise potential investors to be extra cautious. “Investors wishing to engage with county government should contact and deal only with authorized and bona fide members of county government upon proper identification”.
Several conmen ,county officials and fraudsters has been charged before various Nairobi court.
In Monday, four Nairobi county government officials charged with fraud.
They have been charged with obtaining more than 1.6 million from association member’s.
John Monyoncho ,Salim Odhiambo Rakula and Anthony Kirubi Njoroge and Francis Kilonzo Nzuki are accused on 8 of March ,2018 at unknown place jointly with others not before court by deceit and fraudulently means conspired to defraud Nairobi County Government 1.064.000 million by falsely pretending to be in a position to assist Eastleigh Bar Owners Association to obtain liquor license from liquor licensing board Nairobi County Government.
Nairobi Chief Magistrate issued arrest warrant against the first accused person who failed to appear in court to face the criminal charges.
Prosecution accused the three employees of Nairobi County government of obtaining Kshs. 790,000 by falsely pretending they are in position to assist the said Eastleigh Bar Owners Association to get liquor license.
Other two were charged yesterday with forging Nairobi County Assembly VIP parking receipts and were released on a cash bail of 100,000.
Hearing next month.