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Wash Wash: Fraudster Charged In Sh72.4M Fake Gold Scam

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The suspect, Jackson Karungo Kahora.

A serial scammer has been charged with four counts of conspiring to defraud over Ksh 72.4 million and uttering a false mineral export permit.

The suspect, Jackson Karungo Kahora jointly with another that had appeared in court earlier are accused of obtaining money by false pretense from Ismail Kolawole Adesina.

The Court was told that on diverse dates between 28th April 2022 and 25th May 2022 in Kilimani within Nairobi City County jointly with another that was presented in court before pretended that he was in a position to sell and ship 52 Kilograms of gold bars from Nairobi vide an EAC Single Administrative document customs.

The suspect, Jackson Karungo Kahora.

Milimani’s Senior Principal Magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi was further told that on or about the 4th day of May 2022 at Hurligham in Kilimani area within Nairobi City County jointly with another already before court, Karungo Kahora knowingly and fraudulently uttered a forged Mineral Export Permit to Ismail Kolawole Adesina purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Ministry of Mining to Bravie Group Limited for export of Gold Bars to Dubai.

On or about the 4th day of May 2022 at Hurligham in Kilimani area within Nairobi City County, jointly with another already before court, knowingly and fraudulently uttered a forged East African Community Single Administrative document dated 4th February to Ismail Kolawole Adesina purporting it to be genuine document for export of 52 Kilograms of gold bars to Dubai by Bravie Group Limited.

Karungo who was arrested over the weekend denied the charges and was released on a Ksh 300,000 cash bail awaiting pre-trial scheduled for March, 2024.

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