Lawyer charged in Sh1 billion fraud case

by Lawyer Wanz

A Mombasa resident lawyer has been charged with attempting to obtain Ksh 1.1 billion from a Chinese construction company.

Lawyer Stephen Kithi Ngombo is facing two counts in which the State is accusing him of falsely receiving money in a land transaction deal.

The charge sheet indicates that the suspect attempted to obtain the monies from China Wuyi Kenya Limited in the pretense of selling the firm a plot belonging to Tourism Finance Corporation.

The lawyer who is based in Mombasa is alleged to have committed the offense in Mombasa on July 30, 2016. Ngombo is further accused of obtaining Ksh 20 million from the construction firm.

He is charged that on April 18, 2017, with intent to defraud, he obtained the money from the firm by falsely pretending that it was part payment to secure vacant possession of the plot.

The advocate who appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Rita Amwayi denied the two offenses. He was granted a Ksh 500, 000 cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh 2 Million with one surety of a similar amount. The case will be mentioned on May 17.

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