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Warden arraigned on fraud charges

10 March 2015, 16:15 John Kioko

Kwale - A warden attached to Kiambu prison was on Monday arraigned before a Kwale court for allegedly obtaining KES 80 000 by false pretense.

Nyanye Kibao is accused of defrauding Bakari Bora the money pretending to be capable of employing his son, Matano Bakari to the national police service, something he knew to be false.

The court through state prosecutor, Eunice Mwai, was told that the officer committed the offence on August 18, 2014 at Kwale Township.

On Monday, Kibao appeared before resident magistrate Paul Mutai and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecution asked the court not to give the accused person bond because he did not qualify.

The court heard that Kibao refused to attend a court session on October 23, 2014 after which a warrant of arrest was issued against him.

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The accused was put to task to explain why he refused to honor court summons.

Mutai said it was not good for an officer who knows the law very clearly to act like a normal citizen, asking him to explain why he disobeyed the court.

Kibao however told the court that he was experiencing financial problems during that time and so could not make it to Kwale.

“I did not have money and I explained to my bosses who helped me later,” said the suspect.

He urged the court to forgive him saying he will obey the court by attending sessions once released on bond.

Magistrate Mutai said: "I give you benefit of doubt but understand that court summons have to be respected.”

The court released Kibao on a bond of KES 200 000 and surety of similar amount with no alternative cash bail.

The case was set for hearing on May 12, 2015 with a mention on March 13, 2015.

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