A businessman withdraws and spends sh22000 erroneously sent to his Mpesa.
The accused was on Friday, May 20, 2022, arraigned and charged for withdrawing and using the money that was sent to his M-Pesa account by mistake.
Kaluki Mwanzi reportedly got Ksh 22,000 from Joseph Mbiti Maithya on May 16 and 17,2022.
Mwanzi, who was not the genuine recipient of the cash, refused to send the money back prompting the owner of the cash to report to the police.
“Kaluki Mwanzi on different dates May 16 and 17,2022 at a secluded area within the Republic of Kenya, willingly obtained the electronic payment through M-PESA of Ksh 22,000 sent to your mobile number sent by Joseph Mbiti Maithya from M-banking KCB account using his mobile number intended for another man," the charge sheet stated in part.
The suspect who was nabbed on May 19 was arraigned before Mwingi Law Courts and confessed to withdrawing and spending the money sent to him erroneously.
The court ordered him to return the money, but he stated that he had already used it and pleaded for leniency saying he has a wife to take of.
This comes barely few days when a 34-year-old woman was arrested for stealing sh1000 from Mpesa agent.
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