BY IRENE ONYANGO.
Two businessmen have been accused of obtaining Sh11 million by false pretending that they were in a position to sell land in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area.
Guyo Guchana Halake and Samsom Kimani Kamau appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi and denied the fraud charges.
Guchana and Kimani are accused of conspiring to defraud Mohamud Hashi Abdi by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell a parcel of land located in Eastleigh.
They allegedly said the land would cost of Sh 120 million, an offence they allegedly committed on diverse dates between 17th January and 29th March this year in Nairobi.
It is alleged that the two accused obtained a sum of Sh 11 million being an advanced deposit of the said parcel of land from Ahmednasir Abdulahi Advocates, who was acting on behalf of Abdi.
Guchana was produced in court under warrant of arrest which was issued against him by Milimani Chief Magistrate Court.
The court heard that Guchana has a pending matter before Taita Taveta Law Courts .
The court directed that Guchana to renain in custody after both the complainant lawyer and the prosecution opposed his release on bail saying he was a flight risk.
However,his co accused Kimani was released on a bail of Sh 3 million.
The matter will be mentioned on September 29 for directions.