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Jamii Bora employee charged with Sh42 million theft

Jimlewis Musyimi Muli was accused of stealing both local and hard currency totaling Sh42,088,831. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Jimlewis Musyimi Muli was accused of stealing both local and hard currency totaling Sh42,088,831. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

A Jamii Bora Bank staff has been charged with stealing more than Sh42 million from his employer.

The lender’s senior cash and treasury back office employee, Jimlewis Musyimi Muli, was accused of stealing both local and hard currency totaling Sh42,088,831 from the bank within a period of 19 days.

Mr Muli, denied that on diverse dates between July 19 and August 4 at Jamii Bora Bank, Koinange Street in Nairobi, he stole Sh27,670,000.

A senior state prosecutor, Daniel Karuri, told Milimani Courts chief magistrate Francis Andayi that the banker stole the money from the lender by virtue of his employment.

Mr Muli denied four counts of stealing with the second count stating he stole $58,268 (Sh6,126,880.20) while the third count read that he stole 27,880 euros (Sh3,436,210). The fourth charge read that he stole £35,490 (Sh4,855,741.80).

The accused applied for bail, saying he is a family man and not a flight risk. Mr Karuri did not oppose the plea.

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