A 74-year old man has been charged with stealing Sh 13.6 million.
John Maina Njoroge appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nazushi and denied the charges.
Maina was charged with stealing the money from an account held at Family bank in the name if Anne Wanjiku Ngigi, on diverse dates between 3rd August and 10th August 2022 at Family Bank Ltd Ruaka branch. It is alleged that he committed the offence jointly with others not before court.
He was also accused money laundering after allegedly receiving stolen money and which were part in the proceeds of crime and later withdrawing the money in cash and transferring the same to an account held in the name of Diana Waruruguru Wanyoike.
The court heard that he committee the offence on different dates between 3rd August and 22nd, 2022 at Cooperative Bank, Wakulima branch, jointly with others not before court.
The court heard Maina used the money, well aware that it was stolen.
The elderly man denied the charges and maintained that he had no idea of the accusations he was facing nor was he aware of Diana Wanyoike, whose bank account the money was transferred to.
The court released ordered him to deposit bond of Sh 2 million to secure his release.
Via Nairobitimes. Co. Ke