Suspect Victor Arara Were before court at Milimani Nairobi County where he was charged with conspiracy to defraud he’s co-director. PHOTO / CHRIS OJOW

A director of a private company charged with conspiracy to defraud shares of his co-director

By Chris Ojow

A director of a private company was

charged with conspiracy to

defraud shares of his co-director.

Victor Arara Were who appeared before

Milimani chief magistrate Lucas Onyina

faced another charge of falsifying a

document namely notification of change

of directors at their company

Kilindini Warehouse (K) Limited and

secretaries form 203A purporting to

show that complainant Omar Salesh Said

had been ceased to be director of the

said entity.

At the same time the magistrate issued

arrest warrant against his two co-

accused persons namely Awdh Swaleh Said

and Swaleh Awadh Saleh who are

brothers to the complainant were not

present in count for plea taking.

Were and his co-accused persons are

alleged that on diverse dates between

December 1, 1999 and January

31,2000 at unknown place within Kenya

Conspired with intent to defraud Omar

his share held at Kilimani warehouse

(K) Limited.

He faces a second count of fraudulently

forging a notification of change of

directors and secretaries to show that

Omar Saleh Said had ceased to be a

director of the said entity, a fact he

knew to be false.

The prosecution objected to Were’s

release on bail saying that the accused

person is at flight risk. The

prosecution led by senior state

prosecutor Anderson Gikunda said that

the accused was brought before the

court under a warrant of arrest, after

failing to appear in court on April

4,2023 Also the court was told that

witnesses in the matter have not

recorded their statement.

According to the prosecution the

accused person did not cooperate with

the police adding that he has been

evading police for the last month when

the warrant of arrest was issued

against him.

Were was arrested last week. Gikunda

told the court that the other two

suspects are still at large and police

are still hunting for them.

However Were’s lawyer claimed that the

accused had a fixture bond and he was

not a flight risk. According to the

lawyer, the two other accused persons

who were not in court were family with

the complainant in the matter.

“The first accused Awdh Swaleh Said is

a brother to the complainant… the

second accused, Swaleh Awadh is a

nephew to the complainant…Prosecution

alleges that the accused persons are

likely to compromise the case and we

don’t take the allegations lightly,

they are reputable persons … There

are only four witnesses in the charge

sheet, the complainant and three police

officers… they cannot be able to

compromise police officers,” argued the


( Chris Ojow is Award winning Photojournalist and Founder African Times News Media website
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