Patrick ngare muchina and didier mke wa manzoni acquited from a gold scam case

Businessmen; Partick Ngare Muchina and a Congolese national Muke Wa Mansoni Didier are off the hook after along time of battling fake charges brought to the court against them by the Dpp.

This is after the magistrate  heard that the prosecution had dragged them to court without proper evidence  and charged them with the offence.

They appeared before Milimani Magistrate  Susan Shitubi where the prosecution made an application to have them set free on the ground that they were accidentally and wrongly dragged into the matter.

“There is not enough evidence to convict the two accused, “said Magistrate Shitubi.

The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions after reviewing the file , informed the trial court that they intend to withdraw the criminal charges against the two since the evidence produced before court does not in anyway link the two to the alleged fraud.

The two had been charged with several counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and obtaining money by false pretenses from an Iranian businessman Sadegh Sadeghain Abolfazi.

ODPP informed the court that the second accused Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho will proceed with the trial, stressing that the evidence presented against him is overwhelming.

They were charged in 2023 with defrauding a foreigner Sh.64 million in a fake gold sale business.

They had been accused of obtaining USD 500,000 from Sadegh Sadeghian Abolfa by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell to him 60 Kilograms of gold, a fact they knew was false.

The accused persons had also been charged with conspiring to commit the said offence.

They were alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between April 2021 and 14 April 2023 at Kilimani, Nairobi, jointly with others not before court.

They had been out on a bond of Sh 3 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 1 million.

The two now say that a lot of their time was wasted in the corridors of justice.

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