The Public’s Reaction to Westwick College Director Christine Lewis’ Bail Release

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Christine Lewis Nyambura Muturi, also known as Christine, the Director of Westwick College, was accused of defrauding her students of over Sh1.9 million in a fraudulent nursing job abroad scheme and has been granted bail set at Sh300,000.

Ms. Christine had been arraigned before Kiambu Law Court last week on Thursday and ordered to be detained till Monday for her bail hearing.

However, Senior Principal Magistrate Meresia Opondo allowed her counsel’s request to have her spend the days in Nairobi Hospital after complaining of being sick.

School denial

Westwick’s management desperately attempted to hide the arrest, sponsoring media spaces to refute news of arrest.

“It has come to our attention that there are negative rumors circulating on social media regarding our institution and our Director, Mrs. Christine Muturi. These rumors allege that Mrs. Muturi was involved in fraudulent activities amounting to 1.9 Million and was subsequently arrested. We wish to clarify that these claims are entirely false. Mrs. Christine Muturi was not arrested; rather, she was admitted to Nairobi Hospital and underwent surgery. We are pleased to report that she is currently recuperating well.” The management said in a statement to the press.

In a coverup of the grace allegations of fraud against the director, Westwick tried to absolve themselves by blaming illusory competitors for their intrigues.

“Since January, our institution has been subjected to unwarranted negative media attention, which we believe to be orchestrated by our business competitors with the intention of tarnishing our reputation and undermining our institution’s standing.”


Ms. Christine has been accused of obtaining Sh1,959,000 from seven individuals by inducing them to pay as college fees for a certified nursing assistant course at Westwick Institute Limited.

“On diverse dates between January 20, 2023, and February 27, 2024, in Gigiri area within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court being the director of Westwick Institute Limited, offered training in Certified Nurse Assistant without accreditation, licensing and registration by Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority,” read part of the charge sheet.


On one account she’s been accused by a student who fell victim to alleged gimmicks, “between 24th March 2023 and 30th April 2023 in Gigiri area within Nairobi County jointly with others not before court by means fraudulent tricks induced Gina Nuta to pay a sum of Sh250,000 to account domiciled at Kenya Commercial Bank pretending that you were in a position to train and issue her with a certificate in Certified Nurse Assistance from Westwick Institute Limited which is not accredited by Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority,” it reads in part.

In a different account, she’s been accused of obtaining Sh428,500 from Sally Wanjiru between January 20, 2023, and July 28, 2023, by inducing her that she could be trained and issued with a certificate in certified nursing assistant course from Westwick Institute Limited that is not accredited by TVET.

Police told the court that they’ve been bombarded with complaints against the UN Avenue based institution with many claiming they were shortchanged and defrauded.

The duped learners told the police that they were lured into joining the institution by the enticing adverts on social media and note so the promise of securing jobs abroad something that the complainants didn’t see.

In an advert seen by Kenya Insights, the college claim to have the right connections to secure employment opportunities abroad for its graduates and even pay for their accommodations while in the foreign land a matter that leaves a lot of questions.

Investigations by the DCI have however revealed that the institution is not fully registered and not credited with relevant bodies like Technical and Vocational Educational and Training Authority (TVET) to offer such courses.

Ms. Christine has been given an alternative of Sh500,000 bond and restrained from leaving the country as the case is ongoing.

She has been ordered to deposit her passport with the court.

The matter will be mentioned on July 2, 2024.

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