The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Woman in Court for Fraud

A woman was yesterday charged before a Mombasa court with fraud. Saada Swaleh Mbaraka denied the charges before senior magistrate Stephen Riech.

Prosecutor Petere Githoge told the court that the accused issued an Eco- bank cheque on February 20th to Said Ali Jama which was to be drawn on account of Swaleh Trading knowing that the said account had insufficient funds.

Mbaraka also denied the second count of issuing a Sh924, 000 cheque to be withdrawn by Jama on account of Swaleh traders. The court was told that Mbaraka who owns Swaleh Trader Company on February 20 at Ganjoni area within Mombasa further issued a cheque of Sh326, 750 to Jama a business associate who had distributed car parts at her store in Ganjoni.

It was alleged that when Jama represented the cheque to Eco-bank he discovered that the cheque holder account had insufficient funds.

The case is set for hearing on August 23. In the same court a man was charged with stealing sewing machines valued at Sh2.3 million.

Nicholas Minja Eliamuringi was charged that on diverse dates between July 17th and 19th at Changamwe area in Mombasa, jointly with others not before the court stole 53 machines, belonging to Mombasa Apparel. He was released on a surety bond of Sh100, 000 and hearing set for August 26.

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