Firearms Licensing Board member charged with fraud

April 18, 2016 5:39 pm
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Kamunyi who denied the charges was released on a Sh1 million bond or cash bail of Sh500,000 by a Kibera court/CFM NEWS
Kamunyi who denied the charges was released on a Sh1 million bond or cash bail of Sh500,000 by a Kibera court/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18 – Firearms Licensing Board member Anthony Wahome Kamunyi was on Monday charged with obtaining Sh4.7 million in credit by false pretences from Conference and Travel Logistics Limited.

He was also charged with issuing them with four bad cheques for an amount totalling about Sh4 million on November 10 last year at their Silverpool Suite offices in Kilimani.

According to the charge sheet, he first obtained credit on a return air ticket valued at over Sh280,000 on November 3, 2015 “by falsely pretending that you were in a position to pay for it. A fact you knew to be false.”

He is also accused of hiring two luxury sports utility vehicles on the same day, for nine days, at a service fee of Sh115,000 on credit.

Payments for which he purported to make on November 10 by writing the aforementioned four cheques which bounced.

“Anthony Wahome Kamunyi issued cheque number 000455, 000456, 000457, 000458 in favour of Conference and Logistics Limited from Family Bank Towers Corporation Branch account number 068********* having knowledge that the said account had insufficient funds,” the charge sheet reads.

Before Conference and Travel Logistics Limited discovered that the cheques were bad however, according to the charges, they allowed him obtain a second return air ticket valued at Sh70,000 from them for Dubai.

Kamunyi who denied the charges was released on a Sh1 million bond or cash bail of Sh500,000 by a Kibera court.

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