mututhoThe son of National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drud Abuse (NACADA) chairman, John Mututho was on Wednesday 26 charged with fraud.

Daniel Njenga is accused of obtaining Sh 1.6 million from Jane Mbakaya by falsely pretending he could sell her a plot. He allegedly committed the crime on July 7 2012 in Machakos County. In addition, he was also charged with fraudulently making a fake ballot card for Aimi-Ma-Kilungu Ltd.

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He also faces another charge of forging a national identity card in the name Ruth Katungulu and an allotment letter. The court heard that he pretended to be the son of Ruth Katungulu, the owner of the plot.

Prosecutor Joseph Kenga told the court that Njenga was released on bond last year but disappeared. He thus cautioned the court against releasing him on bond saying he is likely to abscond court proceedings.

Daniel Njenga denied the charges before acting principal magistrate Eunice Nyutu who directed that he be remanded at Industrial police station pending determination of his bond request.

Additional Reporting by The Star