Man charged over fake Ksh.180M laptops tender at DP Ruto’s office


Man charged over fake Ksh.180M laptops tender at DP Ruto's office
Office of the deputy president in Nairobi. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Daddy Awiti was accused of trying to defraud the DP's office by claiming that he could supply 2,800 pieces of HP laptops valued at Ksh.180 million.
  • It is alleged that he willfully and unlawfully obtained the 2,800 laptops from a Nairobi-based company.
  • Daddy Awiti pleaded not guilty to the two criminal counts and was released on a Ksh. 5 million bond and cash bail of Ksh.3 million.

A man was on Monday charged in a Nairobi court over a multi-million fake laptops tender under the name of Deputy President William Ruto’s office.

Daddy Awiti was accused of trying to defraud the DP’s office by claiming that he could supply 2,800 pieces of HP laptops valued at Ksh.180 million.

He is said to have committed the offence together with others between June 1 and August 12, 2018.

“With intent to defraud by means of offering tender documents under the name of office of Deputy President, he (Daddy Awiti) falsely pretended that he was carrying out a genuine tender business and that he was able to deliver 2,800 pieces of HP laptops valued at Ksh.180 million to the office of the deputy president a fact he knew to be false,” read the charge sheet.

The accused was charged with a second count of obtaining laptops by false pretense.

It is alleged that he willfully and unlawfully obtained the 2,800 laptops from a Nairobi-based company.

Daddy Awiti pleaded not guilty to the two criminal counts and was released on a Ksh.5 million bond and cash bail of Ksh.3 million.

The case will be mentioned on August 22 this year for pre-trial.

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