An officer attached to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been arraigned in court for allegedly defrauding a man of Sh350,000.
37-year-old Simon Wanjau Mwaura appeared before senior resident magistrate Jane Kamau at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on Monday.
He was charged with obtaining money by false pretense. The charge sheet stated that on November 23rd, 2018 at Transami area along Airport North Road in Nairobi, with intent to defraud, he obtained Sh350,000 from Sammy Kipserem by falsely pretending he was in a position to take his son to Australia for further studies, a fact he knew to be false.
The accused person also faced a second count of being in possession of bhang.
The court heard that on June 10th, 2021 at Lakeview Estate in Iten Township, Elgeyo Marakwet County, he was found in possession of six rolls of cannabis Sativa valued at Sh120.
Wanjau pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh300,000.