Two members of the late Lamu County businessman famously known as TSS’s family have been charged in a Malindi court with alleged forgery and making false documents to obtain bank loans.
Aweys Ahmed Mohamed and Zeinamed Mohamed who appeared before the Malindi Principal Magistrate Silvia Wewa denied the charges.
They were released on a Sh2 million bond each with an option of a cash bail of Sh1 million.
They were charged that on January15, 2014 at Victor Wewe and Associate offices in Hussein Building along Haile Selassie road within Mombasa county, being directors and shareholders of KAAB Investments limited jointly with others not before court, made a falsified minute documents of the board meeting held on the same date.
The minutes, the court heard, indicated that Balwinder Kaur Sagoo who is a co- director and a majority shareholder of the company was present at the meeting, a fact they knew to be false or untrue.
The court further heard that the same advocate’s office made minutes of an extra ordinary meeting held on May 26, 2014 at 11:00 am purporting that Balwinder was present when she was not.
The accused persons are also said to have forged the signature of Fatma Tahir Sheikh Said on a letter dated April 14, 2014 for National Bank of Kenya to enable them secure a bank loan of Sh149, 400, 000.
They also forged the signature of Tauhida Tahir Sheikh Said on March 12, 2015 to enable them secure a loan of USD 18, 000, 000 from the National Bank of Kenya and also forged the signature of Tauhida of Juja Coffee Exporters limited in the minutes of March 31, 2014 indicating that she was in the meeting when she was not.
They also forged the signature of Osman Tahir Sheikh Said on November 22, 2015 to secure a bank loan of Sh735, 000, 000 from the National Bank of Kenya.
The accused persons who denied the charges were released on a Sh2 million bond each with the alternative of a cash bail of Sh1million and the case will be mentioned on 21st, June 2019.
By Simon Guruba