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Somali man denies forging Duale passport letter


Tuesday December 22, 2020

             

A Somali man on Monday was charged in Nairobi with forging a letter to obtain a Kenyan passport purporting to have been issued by Garissa MP Aden Duale.

Hassan Osman Dahi denied two counts of presenting false documents for the purpose of obtaining a passport.

He appeared before Milimani chief magistrate Martha Mutuku.

The court heard that Osman presented a false letter purporting it to have been issued by MP Duale, which he knew to be false.

He allegedly committed the offence on December 4 this year at the Department of Immigration Services at Nyayo House along Posta Road in Nairobi. The letter bore the same date, the court heard.

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Mutuku ordered Dahi released on a bond of Sh200,000 or cash bail of Sh100,000.  The case will be mentioned for pretrial on January 6 next year.

In the same court, a Nairobi businessman was charged with obtaining credit of Sh600,000 from a microfinance company under false pretences.

The charge sheet said Joseph Nunda Awich, with intent to defraud, obtained a credit of Sh400,000 from Deely Capital Limited, a microfinance company, by falsely pretending that he was in a position to repay a loan.

He allegedly committed the offence on September 13, 2019, at Uniafric House in Nairobi.

Awich was also charged with obtaining Sh200,000 from Deely Capital Limited by pretending he was in a position to pay for the loan, which he knew to be false. It was obtained on October 8, 2019 at Uniafric House.
He was further charged with issuing a cheque for Sh242,000 drawn on the account number in the names of Riziki Credit Limited held at Housing Finance Cooperative Limited, knowing that the account held insufficient funds.

The court heard Awich also issued a cheque for Sh528,000 in the name of Riziki Credit Limited held at Housing Finance Cooperative Limited, knowing the account contained insufficient funds, on December 13, 2019.

Awich denied the charges before Nairobi chief magistrate Martha Mutuku and requested lenient bond terms.

He was released on a cash bail of Sh100,000 or a bond of Sh200,000.

The case will be mentioned on January 6 next year.



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