A company director accused of obtaining maize flour worth Sh4 million from seven millers has denied multiple fraud charges in a Nairobi court.
The prosecution said Mr Charles Kibui Mbugua alias Joseph of Scholar System Enterprises Company obtained 2369 bags of maize flour by false pretences.
The suspect who had been detained at the Parklands police station for the past week, also faced a charge of handling stolen property stating that on March 26 at Kenya Cereals and Produce Board, KCPB go-downs in Industrial area, Nairobi he retained 369 bags of maize flour valued at Sh 616,230 which he knew to have been unlawfully obtained.
Another suspect who is a co-director of Scholar Enterprises company, Ms Lucy Mwangi is on the run, the prosecution said.
An affidavit in the case reads that Mr Kibui introduced himself to the millers and handed out a local purchase order from his company to supply the maize flour.” The supply of the maize flour was to be delivered to Cereals Board warehouse in industrial area,” the affidavit reads.
The court document states that the delivery of the goods was made on March 14 to 16 at Industrial area and that the mode of payment was to be in cheque form but after the delivery the complainants tried contacting the accused but the “phones were off.”
Mr Kibui was arrested on March 26 at Donholm committing a similar offence in another company, the police affidavit reads.
“Investigators are following crucial leads to arrest the other suspect,” prosecutor Duncan Ondimu said.
He said that it is believed that the accused in cahoots with a network of fraudsters has been engaged in such offences which have risen in the recent past.
Yesterday, Mr Kibui was released on a cash bail of Sh300, 000 with an alternative bond of Sh1 million.
Hearing continues on April 28.