A woman accused of defrauding the Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Akelo Misori of Ksh3.8 million has been released on cash bail of Ksh500,000.
Eunice Nduku Musembi is facing two charges relating to this alleged fraud, which also involves the CEO of Misori Japuonji Foundation, cumulatively amounting to Ksh6.2 million.
In the first count, she is accused of conspiring with the said CEO to defraud Misori. In the second, she is alleged to have obtained Ksh3.8 million by falsely representing that she could secure external funding for the foundation.
Musembi pleaded not guilty to the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Gilbert Shikwe at the Milimani Law Courts.
These actions are said to have occurred between July 1 and September 9, 2023, with the next court date set for November 6, 2023.
In a plea for leniency, defence lawyer Anita Masaki pointed out that the suspect has an eight-month old baby who is still breastfeeding.
The prosecution did not oppose the bail application nonetheless, with a state prosecutor stating that he had “no instructions to oppose the release of the suspect on bond”.
By Viola Chepkemoi
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