Ten Chege Muchai with intentions of frauding made a document dubbed Niavas Gift Voucher worth Ksh.50,000 purporting to be valid vouchers issues by the Supermarket.
The hearing of a case in which a man has been charged with forging Naivas supermarket vouchers was yesterday postponed until next year. Comedian Eric Omondi has been listed as a witness in the case where the man lied to him that he was a bonafide agent of Naivas. There is no wrongdoing on the part of the comedian.
Milimani Law Courts Senior Resident Magistrate Jane Kamau adjourned the case against Ten Chege Muchai to February 24, 2022, after the court was informed that the complainant, the supermarket, in the case was not ready to proceed with the hearing.
According to court documents, Ten Chege Muchai who is has been charged with making a document with intent to defraud, jointly with others not before the court, made Naivas Gift Voucher serial number 1326586 and bar code Sh 50,000 dated 2/6/2020 purporting it to be a valid Naivas Gift Voucher issued by Naivasha Supermarket limited Westlands branch. The vouchers were given as promotional material to comedian Omondi by Howlow Limited, a company owned by Chege.
According to court documents, Chege convinced the comedian that he was a bonafide agent of the supermarket and when Eric Omondi went to film an advert in a Naivas store, security intervened and stopped the filming.
According to the statement filed in court by Paul Minai from the supermarket, the production team also tried to use a fake voucher created by Ten Chege to buy goods from the store. “Security called the police as filming was not authorized and a false financial instrument made without consultation with Naivas was being fraudulently utilized,” reads a statement filed in court by the investigating officer. Naivas reported the whole matter to the police and the case is ongoing.
Omondi and his team are listed in the charge sheet as witnesses again Ten Chege.
The accused is out on a cash bail of Ksh 30,000 or a bond of Ksh 50,000.