BY IRENE ONYANGO.
A Ugandan man claiming to be a witchdoctor has been charged with fraudulently obtaining Sh.1.3 million from an epileptic patient by alleging that he could help treat the disease.
Kenneth Nkolwa appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina and denied the charges.
The court heard that by means of fraudulent tricks, being a witchdoctor, Nkolwa induced Deka Said Omar to pay Sh 1.3 million by falsely pretending that he was in a position to treat and heal an epileptic condition of Omar’s nephew, Mohamed Jamal.
It is alleged that he committed the offence on diverse dates between 29th May 2023 and 28 July 2023 at Stima Plaza in Ngara area, Westlands.
The Ugandan was also accused of being in Kenya illegally.
The charge sheet stated that he was found in Kenya on 27th November at Park Road area in Ngara Estate, without a valid passport or permit/visa authorizing him to be in the country.
Nkolwa denied in court to have received the amount stated in a court document.
He will be presented in court on November 30, for a pre bail report, which will be used to determine whether he will be released on bond.