Turkana Politician Faces New Charges in Ksh. 8M Fraud Case


Turkana Politician Faces New Charges in Ksh. 8M Fraud Case

Recently, a fresh charge has been brought against Simon Ekai Ewoi, the Turkana county politician accused of obtaining Ksh 24,263,780 by false pretenses before a Mombasa court.

He returned before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate David Odhiambo to face the fifth count of obtaining Ksh 8,049,000 from Lydiah Mary Munyoki.

Odhiambo was informed that Ewoi had sought the money by falsely claiming that his assets had been frozen by the Central Bank of Kenya and required facilitation to unfreeze them.


It was alleged that he promised to buy her a parcel of land in return, a statement he knew to be false. According to the charge sheet, he committed the offense between 11 January 2022 and 18 July 2022 in Mombasa county.

Ewoi denied the charge and was released on Ksh 4 million surety bond. The court directed the matter, being prosecuted by Senior Prosecution Counsel Barbara Sombo, to be mentioned on 24 April 2024.

Additionally, the court addressed a previous case where Ewoi is alleged to have obtained Ksh 24,263,780 by false pretenses connected to the gold and mercury trade.

The pre-trial of this matter was directed to be conducted on 24 April with the accused still in custody after failing to meet the court’s bond terms.

In the previous case, Ewoi pleaded not guilty to the four counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, contrary to Section 313 of the penal code.

The court heard that Ewoi and his accomplices obtained a total sum of Ksh 24,263,780 from four complaints by falsely claiming that he was in a position to partner with them in the gold and mercury trade.

He was subsequently admitted to a Ksh 7 million bond with a surety of a similar amount and two guarantors with clear details of their residences.

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Turkana Politician Faces New Charges in Ksh. 8M Fraud Case



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