, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – Seven people charged with defrauding tycoon Naushad Merali of Sh10 million while mimicking President Uhuru Kenyatta have been freed on bond.
The seven were each ordered to deposit Sh100,000 cash bail after denying the charges.
Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi has also ordered them to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices every Friday for the next three weeks until the ongoing investigation is concluded.
They are accused of obtaining Sh10 million from Akif Hamid Butt by falsely pretending they would sell a parcel in Nairobi’s Kilimani area to Sameer Africa which is owned by Merali.
They were named in court documents as Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wanyonyi, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Antony Wafula.
Police say the fraudsters have been targeting the Asian community and were operating with four vehicles which have been detained.