- The Justice of the Peace additionally famous that the prosecution, led by State prosecutor Anderson Gikunda, proved the case past affordable doubt.
A automobile seller has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for defrauding two shoppers of greater than Sh7.5 million, claiming he would import top-range autos from Britain for them.
Kenneth Njiru Njagi, who’s accused of committing the offence 5 years in the past, doesn’t have the choice of a high-quality.
Within the ruling on Friday, Milimani Chief Justice of the Peace Martha Mutuku stated the accused betrayed his clients’ belief.
The Justice of the Peace additionally famous that the prosecution, led by State prosecutor Anderson Gikunda, proved the case past affordable doubt.
Mr Njagi will even serve a sentence on behalf of his firm Kensville Motors Restricted, which relies in Riverside, Nairobi.
The courtroom heard that Mr Njagi was approached by two shoppers, Lineal Firm Restricted and Mr Kimani Maina, and requested to import the vehicles from the UK.
The automobile seller is claimed to have requested the 2 shoppers to deposit cash into the corporate’s account at Fairness Financial institution’s Westlands Department.
Lineal deposited Sh4,416,750 for the importation of two BMWs whereas Mr Maina despatched Sh3.1m for a Lexus SUV.
The Justice of the Peace stated Mr Njagi obtained the cash from Lineal on October 19 and October 31, 2016.
From Mr Maina, he obtained a complete of Sh3.1 million on November 16 and December 22, 2016.
The courtroom stated the 2 waited in useless for 5 years to obtain the vehicles.
“The 2 shoppers misplaced their cash in a enterprise that by no means materialised,” she stated, noting that merchants should honour the agreements they enter with their shoppers.
“They made a number of makes an attempt to get better their cash however this was in useless,” Ms Mutuku stated.
Whereas pleading for a lenient sentence, Mr Njagi advised the courtroom that he’s a first-time offender and a household man. Ms Mutuku gave the accused 14 days to attraction.
After the judgement the complainants stated they are going to file a civil declare to get better their cash.