Careen Chepchumba 'was to sue ex-TV anchor Louis Otieno for extortion'
SEE ALSO :Wife kills 41-year old man in brew rowHe said after the meeting, it was agreed that Chepchumba’s household goods were to be sold and part of her salary was to be attached and proceeds used to pay her debts. She was also told to go back to her parents’ house. Bitok recalled that on October 26, 2011, Chepchumba came to his office and requested for financial assistance, claiming she wanted to expand her business. She requested for Sh800,000. “She claimed that since her business was picking up, she wanted me to assist her get a lender,” he told the inquest. Bitok also testified that she told him she could repay the loan and to back up her request, she had in her possession a cheque of Sh9,000,000, which she told him was for an amount of goods she had delivered. She said she would refund the money once the cheque was cleared. “Having known her since she was young, I was convinced and promised to link her with a money lender,” he told Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Ondieki. He said the lender wanted him to to be the guarantor, since he (lender) did not know Chepchumba.
SEE ALSO :Man killed in video shop attackBitok recalled that he went ahead to give Chepchumba Sh800,000 while waiting for the lender to make arrangements to deliver the cash days later. She also made another request in which she wanted the uncle to talk to her parents over their relationship with Loius after they complained about his age and past.
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