A man who pretended to be a caretaker of an apartment building in Kasarani, Nairobi and obtained money from a tenant has been charged in court.
Caston Majanja, an electrician, was charged with intentionally withholding payment contrary to Section 35 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act of 2018.
The court heard that he received and kept Sh21,900 sent to him by James Deng on March 25 this year at Sportsview Estate within Kasarani, which ought to have been delivered to someone else.
Deng, who is a student at a college in Nairobi city centre, said he was looking for a house when he met Mr. Majanja who claimed to be a caretaker.
Majanja showed Denga vacant house and gave him the telephone number where he was to send the rent.
Geng was later informed by other tenants that the person he had made the payment to was not the landlord. He contacted the landlord who confirmed the same.
The landlord visited and informed Deng that he had not employed Mr Majanja or anyone as the caretaker.
Deng later met Majanja and escorted him to Kasarani police station where the suspect was arrested.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi of Makadara Law Courts, Majanja denied the charges.
The court released him on a cash bail of Sh25,000.
The case will be mentioned on April 18 before the hearing starts on September 6.