Three suspects arrested on Monday, April 17, 2023, for allegedly defrauding an Iranian national of $500,000 (Ksh64 Million) in a fake gold deal have been charged at Milimani Law Courts.

Two Kenyans Partick Ngare Muchina and Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho and Congolese national Muke wa Mansoni Didier appeared before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi on Thursday and denied charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and obtaining money by false pretences from Iranian businessman Sadegh Sadeghain Abolfazi.

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) informed the court that the three accused persons conspired to defraud Abolfazi between April 2021 and April 14, 2023, within Kilimani area in Nairobi.

The businessman is said to have paid the trio millions of shillings in tranches within Nairobi on a promise that they were in a position to supply him with 60 kilograms of gold.

After denying the charges, the two Kenyans, through their lawyers, urged the court to grant them reasonable bail terms.

For the Congolese national, he informed the court he is willing to abide by bail terms the court shall set including handing over his passport to the court.

Magistrate Shitubi, however, ordered each of the accused persons to be released on a bond of Ksh3 million or Ksh1 million cash bail.


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