A city motor vehicle dealer has been charged in a Nairobi court with obtaining KSh2.1 million from a businessman by false pretences.

Edwin Kibathi Gichia whom police said faces various other fraud cases denied the offence before Milimani chief magistrate Francis Andayi who granted him bond of KSh800,000 or a cash bail of KSh600,000 pending the hearing of the case on September 14 2017.

Same bag of tricks

The prosecution led by senior state counsel Soloman Naulikha informed the court that the accused is also being wanted by police in connection with several other similar cases which he is yet be charged with.

He will be at the  Flying squad headquarters for profiling, the court heard.

In the current case, Gichia denies that on August 8 2017 with intent to defraud, obtained from a company known as Indexko Marketing Services Ltd, a Land Rover Discovery valued at KSh2,100,000 by falsely pretending that cheques he presented were genuine cheques drawn from Chase Bank.

He faces other counts of issuing bouncing cheques to the same company using the same bag of tricks.