Two women charged with the offense of allegedly swindling people Sh300 million in a house sale scam were Wednesday released on a bond of Sh3 million or alternatively pay a cash bail of Sh3 million.
They were ordered to report to the investigating officer Eunice Njue once a week beginning Friday until the investigation is over.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo also ordered them to deposit their passports within the court and have restricted movement.
They were also ordered not to interfere with the witnesses and have one phone each that they can be reached on whenever they are required and not switch it off.
The investigating officer had claimed that they had changed their phones and used the phones of other people and were refusing to pick up calls from the complaint ants.
The pretrial of the case is on January 25.
They were charged that in the period between the year 2015 and 2022 in Nairobi County with others not before the court, conspired to defraud Michael Kariuki and Salome Wanjiru Kariuki a sum of Sh87.7 million by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell them houses at West Park Police estate knowing it was untrue.
They faced 15 more counts where they are accused of defrauding different people by forging documents and uttering them to the suspects claiming that they are from the Ministry of Labour Social Security and services.
The two are being accused of obtaining millions of shillings from unsuspecting city residents under false pretenses of selling them houses at an estate they developed near Wilson Airport, within the Langata area, Nairobi.