The man had become widely known after he bought a Porsche for KSh 18 million, paid a bride price of KSh 15 million and later held a lavish wedding in Nairobi.
He has been charged with obtaining USD 169,000 by falsely pretending that he was in a position to ship 50 kilograms of gold from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi to Kuwait International Airport.
And he has 4 aliases to boot!
At one time he is known as Jared Kiasa Otieno, while at other times he is known as Jared Smith Otieno but you can also call him Richard Otieno or Jared Smith Mackenzie Otieno.
Am told he is a friend of the media!
The complainants in the criminal case number CF 1120/17 are identified as Mustaq Hefeji Dawood and Mohammed Imad Mokdad.
Police say Otieno obtained the money jointly with suspected accomplices on the run on diverse dates between October 4 2015 and October 31 2016 in Nairobi, a charge he vehemently denies.
He is also alleged to have obtained 40,500 Euros from Imad between June 2 2017 and June 13 2017, again jointly with others not before court by using the same tricks but this time ti ship the 50kg gold from JKIA to Beirut city in Lebanon.
The suspect has been granted a bond of Ksh3 million or a cash bail of Ksh500,000.
He appeared before Milimani Law courts senior principal magistrate Martha Mutuku.