A middle aged woman has been charged for defrauding a Nakuru businessman of Sh250,000 by pretending to be in a position to help his son secure a job at the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
The accused Rachael Mutani, who appeared before chief magistrate Geoffrey Oduor, was charged that on diverse dates between October 16, 2016 and March 2017 she fraudulently received the said amount of money from Peterson Onyango.
She, however, denied the charges and in mitigation she told the court to be lenient on her since she is a single mother and the only bread winner for her family adding the charges leveled against her were false.
“I urge the court to release me on reasonable bond terms i am a mother of young children and my family are depending on my daily efforts, the charges in court are lies,” she said.
The accused person was arrested by police on April 7 and is believed to be part of a cartel of fraudsters operating within Nakuru county who dupe desperate and unsuspecting job seekers into giving them their money.
The prosecution opposed her being released on bond on grounds that she is a flight risk.