RACKETEER DENIES FORGERY, THEFT CHARGES.

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BY PHEOBE WANJOHI.

A fraudster has been charged over fake job recruitment syndicate, forgery and stealing close to Sh1 million.

Lawrence Kiprono appeared before Milimani Principal Magistrate David Ndungi and denied the charges.

He is charged with forging a Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) letter of appointment for one Brian Kosgey Kibet purporting it to be a genuine letter for the position of a system administrator issued by Victor K. Lomaria, the Managing Director KLB.

Kiprono is alleged to have committed the offence on or before June 2, 2018 at an unknown place in the Republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court, with an intention to defraud.

On the same dates he the accused is alleged to have also forged KLB pay slips for March and April 2018, a Transnational Bank statement and a standing order for the same bank with standing instructions to pay Sh55,000 from account 1733100001 every month to Stima Sacco Society Limited’s account domiciled at Co-operative bank, Stima Plaza.

The court heard that the accused also forged a Stima Sacco loan repayment guarantee form signed by Jones Mutua Mbaluka accepting liability for the repayment of Sh1.8 million loan in the event of the borrower’s default.

The accused is also charged with stealing Sh 920,000 from the said Sacco and handling stolen property by dishonestly receiving the Sh 920,000 in the name of Smoothrift Investment limited knowing or having reason to believe it to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

Kiprono was granted a bond Sh1 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 700,000

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