- Appearing before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi on Monday, James Mung'ara Njenga pleaded not guilty to seven counts of forgery and two counts of obtaining by false pretence.
- Njenga, who owns a company named Agrogreen Investment Limited, is said to have forged a proforma invoice.
A businessman has been charged at Milimani Law Courts with forgery, with the intent to defraud.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi on Monday, James Mung'ara Njenga pleaded not guilty to seven counts of forgery and two counts of obtaining by false pretence.
Njenga, who owns a company named Agrogreen Investment Limited, is said to have forged a proforma invoice between the company and another firm in Mali, purporting the invoice to be genuine.
The offences were allegedly committed on February 8, 2023.
He is also charged with forging a Maersk Kenya Limited undated Bill of Lading, a Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) weight certificate and a Kenya Orient Insurance Limited Cargo insurance policy.
Njenga is also accused of forging a packing list purporting it to be the genuine packing list for 28 tons of natural sisal fibre for shipment from his company to that of Mali.
He is further charged with forging a Generalised System preference certificate purporting to be genuine.
"James Mung'ara Njenga, on or before February 8, 2023, of unknown place within the Republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court, with intent to deceive or defraud, forged certain document namely Phytosanitary Certificate No KEPHIS/8041/2023 purporting it to be genuine certificate issued through the norma KEPHIS electronic certification system to your company named Agrogreen Investment Limited for shipment of 28 tons of Natural Sisal Fibre to GOLE SARL of Bamako in the Republic of Mali," the charge sheet presented in court reads further.
He is also accused of obtaining by false pretence Sh5,443,080 by allegedly pretending that he could supply processed fibre from his company to that of Mali.
Praying that he be released on reasonable bond terms, the defence counsel said since his arrest on Friday, Njenga has been cooperating with the police.
It was also said that the man is not a flight risk and he is a family man with a pregnant wife.
The prosecution did not object to the application for plea.
Upon determination, Magistrate Shitubi granted Njenga a cash bail of Sh1 million with two contact persons with an alternative of Sh2 million bond with a similar surety.
The mention date is set for December 27, 2023.