Fake NGO sued over KES 70M fraud
09 September 2015, 08:05
Nakuru - A Nakuru court Tuesday rejected a bond application by a director of a fake Non-Governmental Organisation suspected to have conned business people over KES 70 million.
Chief Magistrate Joel Ng’eno directed that Joseph Nicholas Ng’ang’a be remanded for four days at Nakuru Central police station pending completion of a probe into the matter.
The prosecution opposed his application to be released on bond terming the accused a ‘serial conman’ wanted in various police stations for a series of fraud cases.
According to the prosecution, Ng’ang’a has also defrauded people over KES 300 million in Nairobi.
Ng’ang’a, alleged to be a director of an NGO named 'Education Supplements International' operating at Nakuru’s Milimani estate is accused of procuring goods mainly foodstuff from various business people claiming the NGO was in a position to pay for the supplies.
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The NGO claims to be distributing foodstuffs and helping the needy in Kenya.
He allegedly committed the offence between January 27 and June 4, 2015.
The prosecution led by Chief Inspector Richard Sirorei Rop told the court that the accused obtained assorted foodstuffs from various companies and individual business people pretending to be in position to pay for them.
Among those conned include Kuweka Limited (KES 22.4 million), Peterson Munene Mwai (KES 5.1 million), Rahab Njenga (KES 3.4 million), Halima Abdullahim (KES 12 million) and H and K Enterprises (KES 8.4 million).
He also obtained pipes valued at KES 2.4 million from Sea Star Supplies and Engineering Limited.
Ng’ang’a had pleaded not guilty, but the prosecution told court that the accused faced more charges that he will answer to on September 11.
The suppliers apparently struck deals with the accused to supply the NGO with the foood stuffs which the complainants honoured and delivered only for the accused and his accomplices to disappear.
The prosecution told the court that the NGO offices are now closed and suppliers left counting loses.
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