NEWS Ksh102M gifted to college student by Belgian boyfriend forfeited to state

Ksh102M gifted to college student by Belgian boyfriend forfeited to state

Court rules money was part of a laundering scheme involving foreigners.

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The High Court in Nairobi has forfeited to the state Ksh102 million gifted to a college student by Belgian boyfriend.

Justice Esther Maina on Thursday ruled that the money was part of a money laundering scheme involving foreigners.

The Judge granted the Assets Recovery Agency’s (ARA) case, stating that the source of the monies in Felista Njoroge’s case had not been explained or disclosed.

Maina stated that the Belgian boyfriend identified as Marc De Mesel had failed to explain how he acquired his money which he is alleged to gifted several ladies in the country.

“I have analyzed the evidence tendered by the boyfriend and it did not show the source of the funds that were transferred to the Kenyan girlfriend,” she said

The tycoon Belgian businessman had however submitted before the court that he had invested in different assets such as cryptocurrencies and stocks, as well as precious metals.

He further argued that the money was wired to his girlfriend who is a student at the Nairobi Technical Training Institute (NTTI) after it was confirmed that she pregnant with his baby.

The Belgian is also accused of transferring Ksh 257 million to other three Kenyan women; Tabby Kago (Ksh108M), Jane Kago (Ksh49M) and Serah Wambui (Ksh100M).

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