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Newton’s Auto Car Dealer Busted For Defrauding A Client Once Again

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Newton Kimathi Kirimi before a Nairobi Court where he denied obtaining money and issuing a bad cheque.

A 32-year-old car dealer has been charged with obtaining Sh2 million from a client.

Newton Kimathi Kirimi allegedly obtained Sh2.6 million from Lee Won Jae by pretending that he would sell him a Toyota Rav 4.

The charge sheet stated that he committed the offence on diverse dates between January 22 and February 10, 2022 in Nairobi County, with intent to defraud.

He denied the charge when he appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi.

The court ordered him to deposit cash bail of Sh500,000 to secure his release.

It also emerged that the dealer is facing many similar charges.

In February 2022, together with another car dealer Peterson Njau Waweru, Newton appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi and charged of stealing a Toyota Prado valued at Sh3.5 million.

The charge sheet stated that they committed the offence on diverse dates between October 16, 2021 and January 2022.

They had been entrusted the vehicle by Anne Kanyoro for sell and remit proceeds.

The prosecution told the court that the duo later conspired with others not before court to steal the vehicle.

In June, Newton was also charged for allegedly stealing Sh1.8 million from Francis Kamau Kuria by falsely pretending he was in position to sell him a Honda Fit and Toyota Probox.

The court heard that he committed the offense on diverse dates between November 8, 2021 and January 6 this year at Newtown’s Auto ltd on Jabavu lane Kilimani sub-county, in Nairobi Count.

The court heard that on April 17 this year at Jabavu lane in Kilimani within Nairobi County Kimathi being an agent of Crystal Wawira Njoka, he allegedly stole Sh2,350,000 being the proceeds of the sale of a motor vehicle, which had been entrusted to his disposition.

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He was also charged with issuing a bad cheque of Sh600,000.

He appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi and denied the charges, who released him on a cash bail of Sh300,000.


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