Congolese Man Arraigned In Court Over Fake Gold Deal

Mr Andre Kongolo Tshikunga

A few weeks ago Mr Kongolo Tshikungahe was charged with obtaining Ksh. 577 million from a Japanese businessman Nashmoto Masaaki on the pretext that he was in a position to sell 200 kilograms of gold to him

By Our Investigative Team

A Congolese man Andre Kongolo Tshikunga was presented in court today for his pretrial case in which he was charged for allegedly receiving millions of shillings in a fake gold deal. He was arraigned at a Milimani Law Court for a pretrial proceeding.

 Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi issued an order for the state Prosecution to supply the accused with all the necessary documents to enable the accused to prepare for his speedy trial. The Magistrate stressed that the amount involved in the criminal matter is huge.

“The sums of money and the complainants are foreigners hence a need to fast track the trial to enable both parties to get Justice”, said Ochoi an attempt by the accused to review the tough bond conditions issued by the court was dismissed as the State in an oral application submitted that the vice is common in the country and need to be tamed.

In another case similar to this Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi granted the accused a bond of Ksh. 10 million for defrauding a Ukrainian businessman Kavalenko Hennadi of Shs120 million pretending that he would sell him gold

 Mr Tshikunga is being remanded at Nairobi Industrial Area Remand Prison pending the hearing of his criminal cases. A few weeks ago he was charged with obtaining Ksh. 577 million from a Japanese businessman Nashmoto Masaaki on the pretext that he was in a position to sell 200 kilograms of gold to him.

Tshikunga was ordered by the court to deposit all his foreign and Kenyan passports as he has dual citizenship to the court pending the hearing and determination of his case.

In another case similar to this, Ochoi had granted the accused a bond of Ksh. 10 million for defrauding a Ukrainian businessman Kavalenko Hennadi of Shs120 million pretending that he would sell him gold. Tshikunga earlier on was also charged with another trader for defrauding Ibragim Kostostoeb Kostoev of 200 kilograms of gold worth Sh 56 million at the Swiss port office at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Nairobi.

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