Traders Samir Munyinyi and Congolese Eric Amisi Bin Ramazani who are accused of obtaining US dollars 202,400 (21 million) from Vladimir Borisenko of Schiller Group limited before Nairobi Magistrate Court on Monday January 14,2019./PHOTO BY S.A.N.

Two traders have been charged with obtaining millions of shillings from a businessman claiming they were in position to supply 100 kilograms of gold.

Samir Munyinyi and Congolese Eric Amisi Bin Ramazani are accused of falsely obtaining US dollars 202,400 equivalent to 21 million Kenya shillings from Vladimir Borisenko of Schiller Group limited by pretending that they were in a position to supply him with 100 kilograms of gold.

The two are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 13th and 20th December 2018 at Delight Apartments in Kilimani, Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

The two denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.

Prosecution opposed the Congolese from being released on bail saying he has temporary passport and may abscond court if released on bail.

Defence lwyer Stanley Kangahi opposed prosecution application saying that bail does not discriminate foreign nationals.

Kangahi submitted that no compelling reasons were presented in support in support of the same to persuade the court otherwise.

According to police, on the 13 of December last year , the complaints Vladimir Borisenko  and Michael Mung’ore Amesa who are directors of Schiller Group Limited entered into talks wirh the accused person A Congolese national Amisi Bin Ramazani in regard to purchase of 20 kilograms of gold.

The accused introduced himself as a director of Isiro Mining Group Company which is based in Congo. The accused introduced the complaint to one Fatma Kalima a rwandese national who is also facing charges in court who introduced herself as agent of Alsalatin Group Limites  which was to prepare all the necessary documents for the 20 kilograms of gold and process the exiting of the said  gold to Hong Kong. A contract was signed by three parties and amount of US Dollars 62,800 was transferred by the complaints to Alsalatin Group Limited.

It is also said after transfer of the said money, an arrangement was made where the accused Amisi and representatives from within Schiller Group were to accompany the consignment of 20 kilograms of gold to the airport and accused person left the country to congo in disguise of preparing his travel documents but never went back to proceed with the arrangement.

The magistrate ruled that the offense against the two is bailable and no compelling reasons had been tabled by the state to deny them bail.

He released the two on a bond of Sh 2 million or alternatively a cash bail of Sh 750,000.

The court further directed Ramazani to avail one Kenyan surety and deposit his travel documents in court.

The c ase will be mentioned on 28th January and will be heard on 6th April 2019.

Samir Munyinyi is facing another case of obtaining over Sh 25 million from a businessman by false pretenses.

Samir Munyinyi was charged with intent to defraud Sh 27,700,000 from one Mertoglu Muhammet by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell him 360 kilograms of gold, a fact he knew to be false.

Munyinyi committed the offense on diverse dates between 28 March and 12 April 2018 at Wu Yi plaza along Galana road in Kilimani within Nairobi.

The accused, who has been in custody for several days vide a miscellaneous application seeking to detain him as police completed investigations, denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

Through lawyer Stanley Kangahi, the accused requested the court to release on lenient bond terms.

The magistrate granted him a bond of Sh 2 million and one surety of the same amount or alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000. further she directed that if the accused was to pay the cash bail, he should avail one contact person to deposit his national ID in court.