BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
A businessman who fell victim over a fake tender for the supply of laptops at the Office of the Deputy President has narrated how he was duped into the scam.
Stephen Ngei Musyoka who claimed to have lost Ksh181 Million in the scam said he believed that the tender was genuine.
Musyoka who is the Director of Makindu Motors told Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku that he received an email from the office of DP alongside his co-director Charles Kamolo Musila confirming that they had won the said tender.
“My co-director Charles and I received an email from the office of DP confirming that they had received our profile and were ready to work with us in the year 2019/2020 for supply of laptops as direct sourcing to the ministry of Devolution,” he told the court.
He said two representatives of Makindu Motors were invited into the office of DP for a meeting to finalize the deal where they were ushered in by a Mr Osore and they met Allan Chesang.
The two signed a non-disclosure agreement which had the official logo of the office of the DP. The tender was to supply 2800 pieces of laptop.
In the case, the accused Allan Sang, Teddy Awiti, Kelvin Kyongesa, Augustine Matata, Joy Kamau, James Makhoha alias alias Wanyonyi and Johan Osore are facing charges of conspiracy to defraud.
It is alleged that on diverse dates between May 30, and August 12, 2018 in Nairobi County jointly with not before court, they conspired to defraud by means of offering alleged tender documents L. P. O No. POQ 422 under the names of the Office of the Deputy President for the supply of 2,800 laptops make HP Pavillion 8 generation valued at Sh180 million.
It is also alleged that on diverse dates between June 1 and August 12 in the year 2018, with others not before court, the seven willfully and unlawfully obtained 2,800 laptops pieces valued Sh180 million from Makindu Motors limited, a company situated along Mombasa road.
They are accused that they presented the tender documents claiming to be genuine and issued by the office of the Deputy President.
They are also facing charges of making documents without authority and handling the said stolen property. The hearing continues.