A city businessman was today charged with theft by agent at the Kibera court after it was claimed that he took Sh607,500 that was intended for an old medical insurance policy.
When the case came up for hearing, Mayez Sadrubin Bhanji showed up before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Renee Kitagwa.
The charge sheet claims that the accused stole the aforementioned sum from Nadia Farouk Chaudhry in violation of the criminal code.
He denied the accusations when he was brought before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto during the taking of a plea. He was then released on a Sh150 000 cash bail.
The court heard that offence was committed on diverse dates between November 15, 2016 and April 25, 2017 at Mpaka House in Westlands within Nairobi County where he is said to be an agent of the complainant in the case.
The said amount had been received from Allianz Worldwide Care and was to be remitted to the complainant in the case.
While testifying in court today, Nadia Farok Chaudry told magistrate Renee that she recall receiving a renewal police from Bhanji and associates for her Dad’s medical cover which was covered internally under Allianz World Wide care.
The renewal was for the period between September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
The woman told the court at one point she took her father for a medical checkup to a city hospital and it was confirmed to her that the documents were not valid.
“At one point on June 2, 2017 I took my father to hospital for a medical condition and the hospital informed us that the cover was not valid. I called him on the same and he assured me that cover was still valid and I should proceed back to the hospital and see specific people,” she told the court.
She later wrote directly to Allianz World Wild wide and requested for an update of her father’s policy and Allianz responded and informed her that her father’s police had not been active since 2016.
She reported the matter and the accused person was arrested and arraigned in court and charged with the offences.