A man, Simon Kipngetich Tonui, has been charged with 12 counts of theft, accused of stealing Sh700,000 from an Absa Bank account held by Aknotela Limited. This case was presented before the Milimani Chief Magistrate’s Court.
The alleged theft occurred on various dates between August 7 and September 15, 2023. The accused is facing 12 counts of theft, according to the charge sheet presented on Monday, August 7, 2023.
In count one, it is alleged that Tonui stole an Absa Bank Kenya Limited Visa Business Debit Card valued at Sh460, which belonged to Esther Akoth Kokeyo. After obtaining the card, he is suspected to have stolen from the bank’s account registered under a company linked to Kokeyo.
The subsequent counts detail withdrawals made by the accused:
- Count two accuses Tonui of stealing Sh264,000 from the Absa Bank account registered under Aknotela Limited by withdrawing the amount from an ATM in Nairobi between August 7 and September 13.
- Counts three and four allege that on August 8 and 9, the accused withdrew Sh44,000 and on August 31, Sh40,000, from the same account.
- Additional counts state that between September 4 and 14, Tonui allegedly withdrew Sh269,111 from the account belonging to Aknotela Limited.
- The charge sheet further alleges that on September 15, 2023, at Absa Bank Kenya Limited, Umoja Mutindwa Automated Teller Machine (ATM) lobby within Nairobi County, he stole Sh100,000 from Absa Bank Kenya in the name of Aknotela Ent Limited.
Simon Kipngetich Tonui appeared before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina and pleaded not guilty to all 12 charges. The court granted him the option of a Sh600,000 bond with one surety or a Sh300,000 cash bail with one contact person. The mention date for this case has been scheduled for October 30.