COURT RELEASES MAN WHO COLLAPSED IN COURT ON SH200,000 ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS.

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Abdikadir Mohamed, Kevin Kithuka Kyalo, Hassan Muhamud Ahmed, Abdi Aliow Mahad and Shukri Alio Isack before court where they are facing charges of stealing millions. /PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY IRENE ONYANGO.

Four people among them a Mandera politician have been released on bond after denying charges of stealing Sh13.8 million from a businessman.

Abdikadir Mohamed who vied for MCA in Mandera , Kevin Kithuka Kyalo, Forex dealer Hassan Muhamud Ahmed, Abdi Aliow Mahad and Shukri Alio Isack were freed on bond after they denied the fraud charge.

Isack who collapsed in court as the proceedings were ongoing, was by the court to deposit Sh200,000 on humanitarian grounds.

They appeared before Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Zainab Abdul and the prosecution requested for a report from civil registry to confirm nationality of some of the accused persons.

Lawyer Bryan Khaemba, who is acting for the complaint, Joshua Murimi Mugo, who is the director Mukin Gold International and Index Cargo logistics, urged the court to inpose harsh bail terms on the accused persons.

Lawyer Khaemba told the court that the nationality of three accused persons was not verified and the investigation officer had written to civil registry to confirm their nationality.

The lawyer pleaded with the court to wait for the feedback from civil registry before deciding on whether to grant them bail or not.

Khaemba also told the court to consider the amount his client lost when releasing them on bail.

They accused persons allegedly conspired to defraud Mugo the money on 17th March 2023, in Nairobi city county, jointly with others not before court.

They are also accused that on the very date, jointly with others,not before the court, they stole Sh 13,350,000 from Mugo.

The court heard that Mohammed and Kyalo on the said date,in Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court ,with intent to defraud forged an Equity Bank banking slip purporting it to be genuine issued by Equity Bank Limited upon payment of USD 100,009 into an equity account in names index cargo logistics limited.

The two accused are also said to have forged a royal empire investments sale invoice document purporting it to be genuine and issued by royal empire investments demanding for payment of Sh 5,000,000 from Mukin Gold investments.

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