Jan 20, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Sh600m gold scam: Congolese trader Andre Tshikunga detained

The chief magistrate of the Milimani Law Court, Jane Kamau, ordered on Friday that Andre Kongolo Tshikunga be held at the Capitol Hill Police Station until the Ukrainian citizen comes to Kenya to record his testimony.

< The court said there was a need for an identification parade so that the complainant could clearly identify the suspect.

Ms. Kamau said the prosecutor, led by Fredrick Kimathi, had produced evidence to support the need Suspect to be detained for seven days.

The judge said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the complainant should be given time to make travel arrangements to fly to Kenya to record statements.

“The prosecution has shown that they have evidence linking the suspect (tshikunga) to the counterfeit gold trade in which the applicant lost a ri Ms. Kamau decided.

She said the police should be given more time to investigate the illegal gold trade in order to protect real international business people from losing money in fake deals.

The suspect’s attorney asked the court to bail his client.

Prosecutor Fredrick Kimathi denied bail, saying the suspect posed an escape risk as a foreigner.

Mr. Kimathi told the court that the suspect had traveled to different parts of the country to do unexplained business.

“Mr. Tshinguka lured a Ukrainian national who fled to Kenya for gold deals and the complainant lost a huge sum of money in the process, ”said Kimathi.

Mr. Tshikunga will be tried on January 14, 2022.