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FAMILY BANK EMPLOYEES DENY SH10 MILLION THEFT CHARGES.

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BY PHOEBE WANJOHI.

Two employees of Family Bank have been charged with stealing over Sh10 million from the lender.

Amos Ondieki Nyagemi and Stephen Kimani Ngacha appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Robert Ondieki and denied the charges.

Nyagemi, a cashier at the bank is accused of stealing S 4,846,900, which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.

Nyagemi is alleged to have committed the offense between November 7, and December 2, 2016 at the bank’s Nakuru Market branch in Nakuru county. He allegedly committed the offence jointly with others not before court.

The cashier is also facing another charge of stealing Sh5,215,000 from the Bank’s Kenyatta avenue branch in Nairobi, an offence he is alleged to have committed between December 10, 2016 and January 5, 2017.

Ngacha was charged with conspiring to steal Sh1,265,917.87 between November 20, last year and January 8, 2022 at an unknown place in Kenya.

He is alleged to have committed the offence jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud the said bank.

The employee was also charged with stealing the Sh 1.2 million by virtue of his employment at the bank.

Nyagemi was granted a cash bail of Sh1 million while Ngacha was granted a cash bail of S 200,000.

The court also directed them to provide one contact person.



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