A Chinese contractor has been charged with obtaining Sh5.8 million through fraud in an apartment deal.
Sheng Xing and his company Tenlong Construction ltd appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi and denied the charges.
The contractor was accused of obtaining Sh5,800,000 from Wallmatt Group Limited by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell a one bedroom apartment house in Kileleshwa, a fact he knew to be false.
It is alleged that he committed the offence between 1st September 2020 and 2nd May 2023, at Kileleshwa in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.
The court was further informed that Xing issued a bad cheque for Sh900,000 in favor of Wallmatt Group Limited on Sidian Bank account number of Tenglong Construction Limited, yet he was aware that his firm had insufficient funds.
The charge sheet stated that he issued the cheque on 2 May 2023, at Kileleshwa in Nairobi.
He was released on a bond of Sh2 million or alternative cash bail of Sh500,000.