TWO CON­GOLESE CHARGED

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Two Con­golese na­tion­als yes­ter­day were charged in a Kib­era court for al­legedly dup­ing an Amer­i­can com­pany by pre­tend­ing they were in a po­si­tion to sup­ply gold.

An­dre Tshikunga and Roger Kishala ap­peared be­fore prin­ci­pal mag­is­trate Bernard Ochoi. They de­nied three counts of ob­tain­ing money by false pre­tenses.

They are ac­cused of ob­tain­ing 200,427USD (ap­prox­i­mately Sh20 mil­lion) by pre­tend­ing they could sell 150kg of gold to Trans African Ex­change in the USA be­tween Septem­ber 27 and Oc­to­ber 5 at Lav­ing­ton Supreme Cen­tre, Nairobi.

They asked the court to grant them rea­son­able bond terms.

The two told the court they have rep­utable Kenyan con­tacts, who are ready and will­ing to be their sureties. They also promised to de­posit their travel doc­u­ments in court.

State coun­sel Jack­line Omol asked the court to re­mand the two men for two more days as in­ves­ti­ga­tions are still go­ing on. The case will be men­tioned on Fri­day.

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