A lawyer who was accused of stealing Sh16 million from a trading company has been found guilty of the offence.
Milimani principal magistrate Martha Nanzushi convicted Macmillan Mutiso Mutinda in absentia after he failed to appear in court.
The magistrate found that the prosecution had proved its case against him.
He was found guilty of stealing money from Katitika Trading company between 2013 and 2014.
“I find that the Prosecution case has met the beyond reasonable doubt threshold. I will proceed to convict the accused pursuant to section 215 of Criminal Procedure Code (CPC),” ruled the Magistrate.
In the judgement, Nazushi said that the lawyer didn’t deny having received the money and gave an account of disbursement.
The court noted that the lawyer didn’t account for the balance and did not pay the complainants as it was to be in excess of Sh16 million.
The prosecution called seven witnesses to testify in the case.
Lawyer Mutinda gave an unsworn statement in his defence and did not call any witnesses.
Mutinda was charged that between November 10, 2013, and June 30, 2014, at the Consolidated Bank, Koinange street branch, in Nairobi County being the agent of Katitika trading company limited, stole Sh16,205,200 the property of the said company which came into his possession in an account of being an agent of the said company.
In another case, Two foreigners were charged with obtaining over Sh215 million from a Turkish businessman in gold fraud.
Nancy Ted Malik Lounou, a Ghanaian and Cameroonian Abdallah Mckenzy were accused of obtaining the money from Cecik Mesut promising to deliver him a gold consignment.
The duo allegedly obtained the money between October and December 10, 2022, at Kilimani within Nairobi, with the intent to defraud. It is alleged that they obtained USD30,451 (Sh3,654,129), from Mesut
The charge also stated that they falsely pretended that they were in a position to sell him 33 kilograms of gold valued at USD 1,732,500 (Sh215, 360,664.75).
They denied the charges before Milimani chief magistrate Luka Onyina.
The prosecution opposed the release of the two foreigners on bond claiming that they might flee the country.