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Middle aged man granted Sh50,000 cash bail for alleged fraud

A Kabarnet law court has on Thursday granted a sh.50,000 cash bail or a sh70,000 bond with a surety of similar amount for a man accused of alleged fraud.

The accused Amos Kiplangat appearing before the Senior Principal Magistrate Viennah Amboko, was charged for obtaining money by false pretense contrary to section 313 of the penal code.

Kiplangat is accused of committing the act on diverse dates between August 1st, 2020 and August 31st the same year at Barwessa Township in Baringo North sub-county.

The charge sheet states that, with intent to defraud, he obtained a sum of sh.113,000 from David Yatich Chesang by falsely pretending that he was a power saw operator and claimed that he was in a position to process timber and deliver the same to him for house construction a fact he knew to be false.

In response to the charge, the accused pleaded not guilty claiming it was a false allegation levelled against him. “The accusation is not true,” the accused told the magistrate.

The prosecution counsel Carol Muriu prayed for another date to present the statements of the complainant and avail m-pesa statements to the court.

“I pray for a pre-trial date to enable us get statements of the complainant and M-pesa statements. The complainant is not in this jurisdiction. I pray for 14 days,” said Muriu.

Amboko ordered the accused to be released on Sh.50,000 cash bail or a sh.70,000 bond with a surety of a similar amount, failure to which he be remanded.

The case will be heard on April 1 this year when the complainant will testify.

by Caroline Cherono

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