Two businessmen have been charged with acquisition of proceeds of crime through various Safaricom numbers.
Basir Omar Salah alias Omar Abdi Mohamed and Ahmed Mohamed were accused of knowingly receiving Sh6,828,899 from unidentified persons from South Africa through MPesa.
The prosecution alleges that the money they received on diverse dates between January 1, 2018 and May 23, 2019 are proceeds of crime.
Omar is also accused of forging a Kenyan identity card, an offence he allegedly committed on or before July 21, 2020 at an unknown place in Kenya.
The suspect allegedly made the ID without authority together with others not before court, purporting it to be genuine and issued by the National Registration Bureau.
The accused person further allegedly uttered the identification card to Jackline Mutuku at Pumwani police post on July 21, 2020.
Both accused persons denied the charges when they appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate Gilbert Shikwe.
They were released on a bond of Sh1 million each.