A city lawyer was today charged with obtaining Sh13 million by false pretence from three women and a man by pretending he was in a position to sell them a portion of land.
Edwin Kirunja Njagi allegedly obtained sh 8,625,000 from Frances Wanjiru Gathemba jointly with others not before the court on diverse dates between May 12 2009 and November 17, 2010.
The court heard that he obtained the money by falsely pretending he was in a position to sell her a 1.5 acres of land situated along Eastern bypass at Githurai 44 a fact he knew to be false.
He faced a similar count of obtaining sh 840,000 from Lucy Nyambura Mwaura and sh 620,000 from Glory Kagwiria Kaumbuthu by falsely pretending he was in a position to sell them a land along eastern bypass at Githurai 44.
Njagi was also charged with obtaining by false pretence sh 3 million from David Mwangi Kiarie.
He allegedly committed the offense on diverse dates between December 16 2010 and June 25 2011 at Shankardass House in Nairobi.
He appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and denied the charges.
The court released him on a bond of Sh 1 million or a cash bail of Sh 300,000.
His case will be heard on September 19.