A Kenyan man who serves in the US Army has revealed how he was conned nearly Sh500,000 in a fake car deal in Kiambu County.
Nicolas Kuria told a Nairobi court that he had returned home for a short holiday when his brother Bernard Kahembe sought to purchase a vehicle for commercial purposes.
The two went to Kangundo Road where they met one Kasera Calvin Oloo, alias Johnson Oyugi who claimed he had a car and was seeking to sell it.
Kuria proceeded to withdraw Sh450,000 from his bank account and gave the cash to his brother to pay for the vehicle.
Appearing before senior principal magistrate Sharon Maroro of Kibera law courts, Kahembe said he was driving the car after purchasing it when police intercepted and arrested him.
“The officers asked me to explain to them where I got the car and I told them how I bought it. I even showed them my logbook, which they said was fake,” he told the court.
He added that Oloo promised to refund the money in installments but had only given him Sh1