A Chadian man was on Tuesday charged with defrauding former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana of Sh76 million.
Abdoulaye Tamba was arrested alongside two others in possession of Sh1 billion in fake dollars, euros and pounds in Nairobi’s Westlands area.
Mr Tamba swindled the former legislator in the pretext that he would on his behalf invest the millions in an oil business.
The Chadian national appeared before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. He faced four other counts of being in possession of Sh960,120,000 in fake currency, and stealing from a Makau Muteke, Sh700,000.
He denied the fraud charges and was released on a Sh3 million cash bail.
Earlier reports indicated that Mungatana had lost the money in a ‘wash wash’ scheme with the promise of getting Sh1 billion in return.
Rumours were rife that he sold a prime plot in the posh Karen estate and gave up his Mercedes after the con artists kept on coming back for more. Others said that the former Tana River Governor aspirant had lost the millions to a witch-doctor.
But he has since recanted the reports saying that he just like any other person fell prey to an to an investment scheme created by foreigners and local leaders.
“We received profit in the first and second rounds, but the third time the proprietors of the scheme disappeared with our money,” he said.
The case will be heard on November 29.
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