THREE STEAL PHONES WORTH SH30 MILLION FROM DEPUTY PRESIDENT’S OFFICE.

0
1495

img_20160913_140750
Three people Martin Mwangi Njeri, Betty Wangui Nderitu alias Jennifer and Felix Kipyegon Langat before senior principal magistrate where they denied charges of stealing phones worth 30million.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Three people have been charged with stealing mobile phones worth over Sh30 million from Deputy President William Ruto’s office.

They were intended for use in the just concluded TICAD conference in Nairobi.

Martin Mwangi Njeri, Betty Wangui Nderitu alias Jennifer and Felix Kipyegon Langat appeared before senior principal magistrate and denied the charges.

They face several counts of conspiracy to defraud and faking documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

It is said that they faked a tender document to supply and deliver iPhones,.

It is alleged that the accused purported to have been authorized by the state to conduct business on its behalf by supplying the phones to delegates attending Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) in Nairobi.

The suspects are said to have conspired to defraud Capital Airtime Limited 200 pieces of iphones valued at Sh 19,740,000 claiming that they had won a tender supported by the fake purchase order from the Ministry.

The prosecution requested the court to deny the accused bail saying investigations are still ongoing.

The phones are said to have been stolen from the office of the deputy president by thid suspects posing as government officials.

It is alleged that two weeks prior to the TICAD conference, the supplier visited the Deputy President’s office and was shown the LPO purported. The supplier then released 200 iPhones valued to nearly Sh30 million to the suspect.

Police are still trying to unearth the mystery of how the accused accessed a government vehicle and managed to gain entry into the offices of the deputy president and the foreign affairs ministry unnoticed.

They were released on a cash bail of Sh 1 million each or a bond of Sh 3 million.

Proceedings resume tomorrow.

LEAVE A REPLY