Kiambu Court today ordered the detaining of a suspect of Asian origin at Kiambu GK Prison pending full hearing his fraud case from November 30.
Harrish Kanabar appeared in Kiambu Court.
Harrish Kanabar appeared before Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi prosecution alleged he defrauded a business over Sh200 million.
Harish, whose brother Kirit Kanabar had been charged and released on bail in Kiambu court earlier on the same charge, was arrested later by police and bonded to appear in court today.
The prosecution said the real estate dealer of Asian origin alongside his brother, Kirit, had been contracted by a businessman to renovate his beach property in Mombasa, but they refused to meet their part of bargain has been charged with defrauding him over Sh200 million.
Harish denied obtaining the money through false pretense.
According to the charge sheet, between July 30, and November 13, 2015, within Nairobi, Harish and others, incurred a debt to Hitesh Pravine Dave, after obtaining a credit amount of Sh210 million from him.
[VIDEO] Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi.
This, the court heard was after Hitesh and others pretended he was in a position to undertake renovation of apartments in Nyali, Mombasa, belonging to the complainant, a fact that he knew was false.
The accused was accompanied to the court by his brother, Kirit, but went into the dock alone. He covered his mouth with a handkerchief throughout the session as prosecution and defense lawyers battled over whether he should be given bond.
The prosecution argued that Harrish could jump bail if released by the court, adding that he has dual citizenship.
The court was told the suspect, who had gone under after committing the offence, only returned to the country to renew his passport.
The magistrate, after hearing both prosecution and defence, said the suspect can only be secured in a GK Prison and not at Muthaiga Police Station as requested by his lawyers.
“I order that you will remain at the GK Prison until your travel documents are verified,” said Gichohi.