Businessman charged with receiving Sh1.9m to 'supply domestic workers' to Saudi Arabia


A Nairobi businessman was yesterday charged at a Milimani court with obtaining US$17,209 (Sh1.9 million) by pretending to operate an employment agency for domestic workers.

Thomas Gori Oyaro appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi and denied the charge.

He was accused that on the diverse dates between March 26 and May 19, this year, jointly with another not before court, he obtained the money from Alhaqq Agencies Limited by falsely pretending that he was in a position to provide the company with women to travel to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for domestic work.

The magistrate ordered the accused be released on a bond of Sh200 000 or pay a cash bail of Sh100,000.

Oyaro was also required to provide a letter from his local chief.

The case will be mentioned in two weeks’ time and the prosecution intends to call two witnesses.

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