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KPA, Prisons recruitment fraud suspect case to proceed

Mombasa Port. A Mombasa magistrate has refused to withdraw from a case in which a man is linked to recruitment fraud at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Kenya Prisons Service. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Mombasa Port. A Mombasa magistrate has refused to withdraw from a case in which a man is linked to recruitment fraud at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Kenya Prisons Service. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

A Mombasa magistrate has refused to withdraw from a case in which a man is linked to recruitment fraud at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Kenya Prisons Service.

Senior principal magistrate Henry Nyakweba told Rajab Mwamchera Shaban he cannot recuse himself from his case on the basis of refusing to release him on bond.

The magistrate had canceled Mr Shaban’s Sh300,000 surety bond following an application by the prosecution that while out on bond he committed similar criminal activities.

Mr Nyakweba directed that the matter will proceed for hearing as scheduled on November 11.

The suspect is facing four criminal charges including two of obtaining money by false pretence.

He is said to have, jointly with others not before court, fraudulently obtained Sh10,880 from Jeremiah Ndegwa Baya by falsely pretending he would secure him employment at Kenya Prison Services.

The Prosecution claims the offences were committed between May 26 and June 5 in Likoni within Mombasa County.

In the second count, he allegedly fraudulently obtained Sh100, 000 from Mwanaharusi Abdalla, by falsely pretending, he would secure her job at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

The offence was allegedly committed July 19 and 30, 2016 in Likoni.

He was also charged with impersonating a police officer attached to CID Samburu division, Kwale County.

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