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Man in court for defrauding Judiciary of Sh12 million

By FRED MAKANA | September 20th 2013


A man was on Thursday charged with defrauding the Judiciary of Sh12 million.

Henry Achoka Joseph, who appeared before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Kiarie Waweru Kiarie, was charged that on April 16, this year, jointly with others not before court, he conspired to steal from the Judiciary.

Achoka also faced several other charges including forgery and stealing from various branches of CFC Stanbic Bank in Nairobi.

The prosecutor told the court that on another count, Achoka on Tuesday attempted to steal Sh1,000,000  from CFC Stanbic, Kenyatta Avenue branch.

On the same date, the accused forged a notification of payment and a payment voucher in favour of Bonanza Agencies and presented it to one Peter Kinyanjui, branch manager of CFC Stanbic Bank, Kenyatta Avenue, purporting them to be genuine documents.

On Monday at CFC Stanbic Bank Buru Buru branch in Nairobi, jointly with others, he stole Sh900,000.

Achoka was further accused that on the same date at the CFC Stanbic Bank Embakasi branch ATM, he stole Sh40,000.

He was also charged with having forged a notification of payment last Friday purporting it was a genuine document issued by the Judiciary.

Achoka was also accused that last Thursday with intent to defraud, he forged a payment voucher jointly with others, purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Judiciary. The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges and the magistrate ordered that he be remanded at Kileleshwa Police Station for three days to allow police to complete investigations. Hearing of the case was set for November 11.

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