How students posed as Sabina Chege to defraud Jakoyo Midiwo


How students posed as Sabina Chege to defraud Jakoyo Midiwo

In Summary

  • Two Multimedia University students were on Wednesday arraigned in a Nairobi court and charged with attempting to obtain defraud former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo.
  • The court file also indicates that Midiwo sent money believing it was to the legislator after he was informed that Sabina's bank account had been frozen by KRA officers and would refund once that was sorted.
  • Kemutai and Nderitu denied the allegations before Milimani court Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were released on a Ksh.30,000 cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh.50,000.

Two Multimedia University students were on Wednesday arraigned in a Nairobi court and charged with attempting to defraud former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo.

According to the charge, Derrick Kemutai Ng’etich and Edwin Nderitu Warukira are alleged to have attempted to obtain the money from former Midiwo while impersonating Murang’a County Women representative Sabina Chege.

The court was told that the two had been in consistent communication with Mr. Midiwo via text messages in March and made the former legislator believe she was in real need.

The court file also indicates that Midiwo sent money believing it was to the legislator after he was informed that Sabina’s bank account had been frozen by KRA officers and would refund once that was sorted.

It is further alleged that the two kept sending him messages claiming that the MP was really broke and needed more money.

It was at this moment that Midiwo suspected foul play and decided to reach call Sabina and not deal with text messages. He called her using the number he had of her in his contacts list.

Sabina, on being called, denied ever asking him for money saying she didn’t own the number that kept texting him.

Mr. Midiwo, now the wiser, decided to lure the fraudsters into a trap by promising to give them the Ksh.100,000 later in the day.

Like clockwork, the two showed up and as he had notified the police, they were arrested as they waited for the loot.

The court further heard from the prosecution that that the two men are part of a bigger cartel that operate within Parliament buildings.

Kemutai and Nderitu denied the allegations before Milimani court Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were released on a Ksh.30,000 cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh.50,000.

The case will be heard on April 11, 2018.

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