In Summary
  • Mr Kennedy Munene Nguu, who manages the Meru County branch, appeared in court alongside his cousin Lucy Marigu Aphaxard and Murang’a businessman John Kuria Mwangi.
  • The three allegedly conspired with others still at large to steal Sh14,880,000 between June 8, 2019 and January 13.
  • They all denied the charges before Meru Chief Magistrate Hannah Ndung’u and were each released on Sh5million bond with sureties of the same amount.

A Barclays Bank branch manager on Thursday denied 18 counts of forgery and stealing Sh14.88 million of clients’ money.

Mr Kennedy Munene Nguu, who manages the Meru County branch, appeared in court alongside his cousin Lucy Marigu Aphaxard and Murang’a businessman John Kuria Mwangi.

The three allegedly conspired with others still at large to steal that amount between June 8, 2019 and January 13.

THE ALLEGATIONS

The 36-year-old manager is accused of accessing the money after forging 18 of the bank's general transaction voucher and alleging they were signed by five customers.

Ms Marigu is accused of stealing Sh8.4 million and Mr Mwangi Sh3,775,000, with the alternative charge of handling stolen goods of the same value.

The two had allegedly received these amounts from Mr Nguu by the time they were arrested.

VICTIMS

One of the suspected forgeries indicated that a Mr Jeremiah Rimberia signed a transaction voucher authorising transfer of Sh940,000 yet he was dead.

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