• The court heard that Martin Ochieng defrauded Pastor Eric Mwangi of Joshua Generation church on September 15, 2021, in Kilimani.

• He obtained the said amount after the church officials had visited his company in Embakasi where he introduced himself as the director.

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Marin Ochieng in the docks
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A suspected fraudster who allegedly conned a man of God Sh400, 000 by falsely pretending he could sell a fabricated container was on Friday arraigned at a Kibera court.

The court heard that Martin Ochieng defrauded Pastor Eric Mwangi of Joshua Generation Church on September 15, 2021, in Kilimani, Nairobi within Nairobi county last year.

The businessman allegedly pretended that he was in a position to deliver to the preacher a container, a fact he knew to be false.

According to the prosecution, the church intended to buy a container for its use and met Ochieng who claimed to be a director of a company involved in the manufacture of containers.

The prosecution alleges that the accused person vowed to supply the church with the said container at a cost of Sh400, 000 and they settled on the price.

He obtained the said amount after the church officials had visited his company in Embakasi where he introduced himself as the director.

After the incident, the matter was reported to the police at Kilimani and he was later apprehended.

In court, he denied the wrongdoing and court prosecutor Brenda Maiyo did not object to his release on bond.

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The accused person denied the charges and Kibera Majistrate Jacqueline Ojwang released him on a surety bond of Sh500, 000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh250, 000.

Ojwang directed that the case proceeds on June 30 for a pre-trial

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