24 March 2012

Kenya: Case Put Off Due to Lack of Documents

A documents hitch caused an adjournment of a case in which two brothers are accused of stealing Sh50 million from a business partner through a fraudulent transfer of shares.

The prosecution said it would not proceed with the case against Rohit Kachra Kumar and Ajit Kumar Shah as crucial evidence taken to a documents examiner were yet to be etrieved. The suspects have denied forging a shares transfer of a company they formed with their accuser, Pulin Shah, while he was on a cancer treatment overseas. They face 22 counts of fraud and forgery before the Kibera chief magistrate's court and are each out on bonds of sh600,000.

The charges state they forged a notification of change of directors of Tosheka Kiosk Limited and falsified a copy of memorandum and articles of association of the company by pretending it was a genuine document received and signed by the registrar of companies. The case was adjourned to July 9 and the suspects' bonds extended till then.

Separately, a suspected con man who formerly jumped bail was charged yesterday in a new case of obtaining sh75,000 from a businessman by preteding that certain seeds he sold him had medicinal value. Court ordered Francis Njagi Ndwiga held in custody until the conclusion of the case. The prosecution said he conned Peter mwangi Muya at Mlolongo estate in Nairobi.

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