Bumula MP's wife Nyambura charged with fraud

Bumula Mp Jack Wamboka Wanami during an interview with the Standard at his rural home in Bumula constituency on September 10, 2023. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]

Bumula MP Jack Wamboka's wife was on Thursday charged before a Kiambu court over fraud.

She denied obtaining over Sh1.9 million in an alleged nurse's training scam.

Christine Nyambura Muturi appeared before Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Meresia Opondo.

 Nyambura was directed to remain in custody after she denied eight counts of falsely obtaining the money and offering nursing certificate courses in an unaccredited institution.

“The court hereby directs the suspect to remain in custody until tomorrow when the court will rule on the bail application," Opondo ruled.

According to the charge sheet, Nyambura was accused of obtaining Sh1,959,000 from seven individuals by inducing them to pay college fees for a certified nursing assistant course at Westwick Institute Limited.

"On diverse dates between January 20, 2023, and February 27, 2024, in Gigiri area within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court being the director of Westwick Institute Limited, offered training in Certified Nurse Assistant without accreditation, licensing and registration by Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority," read part of the charge sheet.

Nyambura denied that she obtained Sh428,500 from Sally Wanjiru between January 20, 2023, and July 28, 2023, by inducing her that she could be trained and issued with a certificate in certified nursing assistant course from Westwick Institute Limited that is not accredited by TVET.

She was further accused of obtaining various amounts of money from six other unsuspecting Kenyans.

She will appear in court on Tuesday, May 7 for a hearing on bail.

She is currently hospitalized at a Nairobi hospital under police watch.