Businessman Jared Otieno wants DCI to release his furniture, kitchen appliances


Jared Otieno in court on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. PHOTO/DZUYA WALTER
Jared Otieno in court on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. PHOTO | DZUYA WALTER

Businessman Jared Otieno and his co-accused charged over alleged involvement in a fake gold syndicate now want the court to release some of their properties allegedly seized during their arrests in May this year.

Some of the items that they have listed in the certificate of urgency application include furniture, electrical and kitchen appliances.

The three suspects; Jared Otieno , Philip Oroko and Ricky Ochieng, claim that after they were arrested and charged they returned to their offices to salvage the little that was left for their business but found a vacant office.

They argue that the seized items are not subject to the ongoing trial and should therefore be released.

They now want the court to compel Director of Criminal Investigation to release kitchen equipment picked by officers during the raid at their office on Kaputei Road in Kaputei Gardens in Nairobi.

Jared Otieno alongside 15 other suspects were in May this year charged with conspiracy to defraud, obtaining money by false pretences and preparing to commit a felony.

They were accused of obtaining Ksh.300 million from Mr. Southorn Chanthavong, a director of Simuong Group Company, by pretending that they would sell him genuine gold.

They denied the charges and were released on different cash bails ranging between Ksh.1.5 million and Ksh.500,000.

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