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Kisumu: Three women sentenced to 9 years for defrauding company Ksh 16M

Kisumu Resident Magistrate Beryl Omollo has on Thursday sentenced three women to 9 years in prison for defrauding a company Ksh 16,153,738.

“Kisumu Resident Magistrate Beryl Omollo has today sentenced three women accused of defrauding Gulf Lab Chemical Company in Kisumu a sum of Ksh16,153,738 to 9 years imprisonment.

The three, Lilian Achieng Owino, Lavender Akoth Aduke and Millicent Akinyi Awando who are former employees of the company were charged with three counts of stealing by servant, conspiracy to defraud, contrary to Section 317 of the penal code and making documents without authority, contrary to Section 357(a) of the penal code.

The three accused persons were all found guilty and consequently convicted and sentenced. The trial magistrate sentenced the three accused persons as follows:

For count 1, each of the three accused persons will serve 5 years imprisonment in addition to a fine of Ksh. 5,384, 379.43. In Count 2, they are to pay a fine of Ksh 200,000 in default serve 2 years imprisonment, while in Count 3, each of the accused persons is to pay a fine of Ksh 2,000,000 in default serve 2 years in prison.

The prosecution led by Sylvester Thuo and Linda Nzioka proved the case beyond reasonable doubt through testimonies of nine (9) prosecution witnesses.” said ODPP

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