Otieno Atanga, Stephen Ogolla, and Gicheru Kamau alias Aden allegedly conspired to steal US$398,000

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Otieno Atanga, Stephen Ogolla, and Gicheru Kamau

On Monday, Otieno Atanga, Stephen Ogolla, and Gicheru Kamau were released on a Sh3 million bond with a surety of a similar amount after being charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Otieno Atanga, Stephen Ogolla, and Gicheru Kamau, alias Aden, allegedly conspired to steal US$398,000 (Sh60 million) from Vjay Vrima on diverse dates between September 4 and December 30, 2023.

“Erick Otieno Atanga, Alex Stephen Ogolla, Mofat Gicheru Kamau, alias Aden, on diverse dates between September 4, 2023, and December 30, 2023, at an unknown place within Nairobi County in the Republic of Kenya,

with others not before the court, conspired to commit a felony, namely stealing USD 398,000 (equivalent to about Sh60,000,000) from Vijay virma by falsely pretending that you were in a position to secure for him a tender for a supply of laptops

and other accessories to the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Digital Economy under contract number MICT/VOL.1/VACC/2023-1, a fact you knew to be false,” the charge sheet presented in court reads.

On Monday, Otieno Atanga, Stephen Ogolla, and Gicheru Kamau were released on a Sh3 million bond

On Monday, Otieno Atanga, Stephen Ogolla, and Gicheru Kamau were released on a Sh3 million bond

They also faced the charge of making a false document on November 1, 2023.

The court heard that with the intent to defraud NVT mobile telecom and accessories trading FZCO company of Sh60 million, they allegedly made a false document a request for quotation reference number MICT/VOL.1/VACC/2023-1.

They allegedly, purported it to be a genuine and valid document issued by the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Digital Economy, knowing it to be false.

Appearing before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina, the three, however, denied the charges.

They were then released with the aforementioned alternative of a surety with security.

Online directed the state to supply the defense with witness statements.

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