Ex-Nyali MP Charged With Dishing Out Fake Cheques

  • Former Nyali MP Awiti Bolo at a previous event
    Former Nyali MP Awiti Bolo at a previous event.
  • Former Nyali MP Awiti Bolo, was on Thursday, October 1, charged with the offence of issuing out fake cheques amounting to Ksh2.2 million.

    The lawmaker, who appeared before Mombasa Law courts, was accused of issuing bad cheques to Jefan General Contractors in 2015.

    The event reportedly took place at Port Reitz Area in Changamwe where he is said to have issued five cheques to the company.

    The cheques were divided into four bearing Ksh 500,000 each and another one worth Ksh 239,283.

    Entrance into Mombasa law courts
    Entrance into Mombasa law courts.

    Principal Magistrate Elvis Micheka charged him with the offence and released him on a bond of Ksh 500,000 with an alternative cash bail of Ksh 300,000.

    “The court has recorded the accused has denied all counts. The accused shall be released upon executing a bond of Ksh 500,000 or a cash bail of  Ksh 200,000,” ruled the judge.

    The lawmaker pleaded not guilty to all counts.

    The charge comes the same day a company associated with the MP was summoned to appear before Employment and Labour Relations Court on October 15 over a debt of Ksh 600,000.

    Awiti was summoned alongside two other people, Augustine Omondi Awiti and Monica Anyango Awiti, who reportedly owed the money to a former employee.

    “I direct that Mr Omondi , Mr Bolo and Ms Anyango,  being directors of the company or Judgment debtor, shall appear before this court for examination on oath as to the firm’s  means and assets and to produce an account and all other relevant documents, including an undertaking for settlement of the decretal sum herein,”  stated the court's Judge Linnet Ndolo according to Daily Nation.

    The judge issued the order to the company after noticing that the three had not remitted the money to the complainant, Mathew Wandera Akwiri, which had been issued in 2018.

    Awiti, who had decamped to ODM months before the election, lost the Parliamentary seat to Mohammed Ali, of Jicho Pevu fame, who vied under the Jubilee ticket.

    Former Nyali MP Awiti Bolo.
    Former Nyali MP Awiti Bolo.