Four people were on Thursday charged with conspiring to defraud a Botswana businessman Ksh.4.6 million by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell him 10 kilograms of gold.
The four; Masamba Yusuf Libando, Hillary Wanjiru Mwangi, Joseph Muinde Musyoki and Hosea Ruto, were charged alongside Masamba Zion Mountain Limited company.
The court heard that they conspired to defraud Richard Chibanda, a director of Incorporated Delta PTU from Botswana, by purporting that they were in the genuine gold business.
Masamba Yussuf Libando alongside his company Masamba Zion Mountain Limited faced a second count of obtaining money by false pretenses.
According to the prosecution, the offence was allegedly committed on December 6, 2021 within Nairobi County, where the four obtained USD 46700 (Ksh.4.6 million) from the businessman.
They pleaded not guilty and were released on a cash bail of Ksh.1 million each.
The case will be mentioned on February 17, 2022 for pretrial.