Two charged with defrauding Sheria Sacco Sh 30M

A National Police Service Sacco system administrator and an MPesa agent have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the deposit taking entity of over Sh30 million.

Brian Samba Oluoch and Alexander Odhiambo Otieno before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi and denied the charges levelled against them.

The duo are accused of conspiring to defraud the Kenya National Police DT Sacco Society Limited of the amount, an offence they allegedly committed on diverse dates between 7 February and 15 April 2022 at an unknown place within the country.

Another count against Samba stated that being an ICT systems administrator knowing that the money was proceeds of crime, he linked fraudulent mobile telephone numbers to FOSA Accounts.

It was alleged that he committed the offence on diverse dates between 29th August 2021 and 15th April 2022 at the Sacco’s head office in Ngara area, Nairobi County.

He also denied stealing the money, which came into his possession by virtue of being an employee at the Sacco.

Odhiambo is accused of aided by facilitating unverified withdrawals amounting to Sh15.8 million being money stolen from the Kenya police Sacco.

The charge sheet stated that he committed the offence on diverse dates between 7th February and 15th April 2022 at Gikomba area within Nairobi County, being the owner and operator of Daprima Co. LTD MUNYISIA ENT Gikomba, an M-pesa agency store.

They were released on a bond of Sh5 million or after depositing an alternative cash bail of Sh 1 million each.