Chadian national charged with conning Mungatana Ksh 76M

Written By: Victor Muyakane
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Abdoulaye Tamba Kouro was charged with fraudulently obtaining Ksh 76 million from former MP Mungatana

A Chadian national at the center of a counterfeit currency laundering scheme was Tuesday charged at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi for obtaining money fraudulently and possession of forged foreign currency.

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Abdoulaye Tamba Kouro was charged with fraudulently obtaining Ksh 76 million from former Garsen Member of Parliament Danson Mungatana and nine other individuals through an elaborate money laundering scheme involving fake foreign currency.

Kouro is said to have lured unsuspecting Kenyans with the promise of riches from a so-called “oil business”.

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Kouro, together with his son Abdalla Kouro and a Kenyan accomplice Anthony Munyiva both who were not before the court were also charged with possession of fake currency.

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He denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was released on a bond of Ksh 5million with an alternative cash bail of Ksh3 million and two sureties.

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The case will be mentioned on October 29, 2018.

Elsewhere, former Kilifi County Deputy Governor Kenneth Kamto has denied fraud charges after being accused of obtaining money by false pretense.

Kamto and is co-conspirator Kennedy Ngala appeared before Shanzu Senior Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache, accused of obtaining over Ksh1 million as down payment for the sinking of a Ksh3.5 Million bore hole.

The duo is accused of attempting to defraud Lawrence Mochama Omoti by obtaining money from him on the 27th January 2018, at Maasai Resort in Kisauni Sub-county.

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Kamto is said to have obtained 700,000 shillings while Ngala obtained 400,000 from the complainant as down payment for the tender.

They were released on a 50,000 shillings bond and are expected to return to court in two weeks time for the mention of their case.

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