Businessman in court over defrauding K24 anchor

A businessman was yesterday charged in a Nairobi court with defrauding K24 news anchor Eric Njoka of Sh 850,000 by pretending he was in a position to sell him a car. Gaspae Omondi, 30, who appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot denied charges of obtaining money by false pretense.

The prosecution alleges that on December 30, at DSM Place Mediamax Network on Kijabe Street, jointly with others not before court, Omondi defrauded Njoka Sh850,000 by falsely pretending he was in a position to sell him motor vehicle make Mark X, a fact he knew to be false. The magistrate released him on a Sh500,000 bond with a similar surety or a cash bail of Sh200,000 pending the hearing on March 12.

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