Man charged with conning Saudi Arabia based partner

A suspected fraudster who allegedly conned a woman of her Sh232,770 while promising her a business partnership was charged with obtaining money by false pretenses.

Wesley Imbunya was charged at Kibera law courts with obtaining the money from Maureen Khavungwi on diverse dates between April 2020 and December 2021 at Kangemi in Nairobi, falsely pretending he was assisting her to open a business.

Khavungwi reported to police that she met the suspect who is known to her and he told her they should start a joint business venture.

She started sending money to his bank account although they were to open a joint bank account for the venture.

Khavungwi who works as a house help in Saudi Arabia trusted Imbunya with her cash until she returned home to find that there was no business venture started by the suspect and he had withdrawn and used all the money she sent.

She was transferring the money from her bank account to that of the suspect.

Police investigations established that the suspect received the cash through his bank account held at Kingdom Bank in Nairobi city centre Branch.

Imbunya denied the charges before resident magistrate William Tullel. He was released on bond of Sh300,000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh50,000.

The case will be mentioned on February 22.

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