A man has been charged with dishonestly receiving Sh12.3 million from a law firm.
Elkana Cheruiyot Rorio, who trades as Rochel Enterprises limited denied several counts that occasioned the loss of money to Raffman Dhanji Elms & Virdee Advocates LLP.
Cheruiyot is accused of sending an email to M/S Margaret Kinyanjui, a partner in the said law firm misrepresenting himself as Peter Viljoen who is a client of the said law firm.
The email sent through firstname.lastname@example.org, purported to issue instructions to Kinyanjui to her email email@example.com, to transfer the funds to Rochel Enterprises Ltd.
It is alleged that he wrote the email on November 3, 2022 at unknown place, causing the law firm to lose the money.
The charge sheet read in court stated that Cheruiyot stole the money on the same day at Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited, Mtwapa Branch in Kilifi county.
The court heard that in the course of stealing, he dishonestly received Sh12.3 million to his bank account or that he retained the money yet knew that he was stolen or obtained unlawfully.
He denied the charges when he appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina and denied the charges.