A chad national who allegedly swindled Sh76 Million out of Danson Mungatana has been charged with fraud and unlawful possession of Sh1 billion USD and Euros notes.
Abdoulaye Tamba Kouro appeared before chief magistrate Francis Andayi and was accused of conning the former Garsen MP between April 2011 and April 2013 at Kilimani, Nairobi.
Kouro allegedly obtained the cash by falsely pretending he was in a position to invest the money in an oil business. He was also charged with obtaining Sh700, 000 from businessman Makau Muteke by falsely pretending he would invest for him in an undisclosed business.
The suspect was also charged with being in possession of papers intended to resemble and pass as currency notes knowing them to be forged.
Kouro, alongside his son Abdala Tamba and their Kenyan driver Anthony Mangangi Munyiva, was arrested in an apartment on Brookside Drive, Westlands in Nairobi on October 1.
Flying Squad officers who were acting on a tip-off from members of the public recovered USD 54,000 in denominations of 100 and another 19,000 euros of 100 denominations.
The detectives also recovered 3,400 other pieces of Euros of 500 denominations, all valued at a staggering Sh960,120, 000.
In one of the rooms of the three-bedroomed apartment, detectives found four animal skins and other paraphernalia.
Abdoulaye Tamba Kouro denied all charges before Magistrate Andayi who directed the accused to surrender his travel documents.
He was released on Sh5 million bond and alternative cash bail of Sh 3 million.
The hearing of the case starts on November 22, with Mungatana and Muteke lined up as witnesses.