THE visually impaired private-eye has been charged with conning out a client out of about Ksh1 million.

But James Mutua Nzuni,53, says “a blind man cannot obtain…” when  a magistrate at a criminal court in Nairobi where he denied a charge of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 313 of the penal code asked him to say something concerning his bond terms.

“I have nothing to say except that a blind man cannot obtain,”  suspect said who was assisted by orderlies into the courtroom said.

He is accused of obtaining a sum of Ksh945,000 from Ashut Engineers Limited on the pretext that he “could pursue on their behalf, their debt cases in court, a fact you knew to be false.”

Norman Hassenally, Raphael Nzuni, PC Dickson Gitonga are the prosecution witnesses listed for the trial.

The suspect has been  released on a  bond of Ksh300K or cash bail Ksh200k.

Appropriate accommodation

Trial magistrate Francis Andayi directed the police to provide him with “appropriate accommodation,” owing to his condition.

He also directed that the witnesses statements be supplied to Mutua in a form that he can “read”- meaning braille.

The case will be heard on July 2 2018.