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Woman denies defrauding clashes victims out of Sh7m

By Collins Kweyu | July 9th 2021
Lydia Murugu Wanjohi when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku [Collins Kweyu, Standard]

A woman has been charged with conspiring to defraud the Kenya National Organisation for Victims of Ethnic clashes out of Sh7,099,000.

Lydia Murugu Wanjohi denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku. She allegedly committed the offence on diverse dates between August 14, 2018 and September 09, 2020 at the organisation's offices in Kariobangi, Nairobi, jointly with others.

She faced another count which she also pleaded not guilty to, that on the same day she stole Sh750,000 belonging to the organisation.

She was released on a cash bail of Sh500,000 with one surety pending the mention of the case next week.

In the same court a Mount Kenya University student was charged with being in possession of narcotic drugs.

Brian Kamau Kariuki, 21, was charged that on July 6 at Globe roundabout in Nairobi he was found with 200 grammes of cannabis sativa (bhang) with a street value of Sh2,000. According to prosecution, the bhang was not for medical purposes.

The public administration student denied the charge, saying that he only had 23 grammes of bhang.

Kariuki was released on a Sh10,000 bond and one surety or cash bail of Sh5,000. His case will be mentioned on July 22.


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