Drama as two women claim Sh102m ‘gift’ from Belgian
A High Court in Nairobi was yesterday treated to a rare dramatic scene when two women claimed to have been the “lucky college student” at the centre of a Sh102 million gift from a Belgium boyfriend.
The incident prompted the court to ask the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to unravel the mystery of the identity of the real college student at the centre of the Sh102 million believed to have been proceeds of a money-laundering scheme.
Justice Esther Maina called in the DCI to help unravel the real identity of Felister Nyamathira Njoroge, the college student.
The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) has moved to court seeking to freeze Felister’s accounts after two women turned up claiming they were the rightful beneficiaries.
The two women, represented by lawyers Walter Owaga and Farady Nyangoro respectively, turned up in court, each claiming to be Felister Nyamathira Njoroge, who was gifted the money by her Belgian boyfriend Marc De Mesel.
The advocates clashed in court as they talked about the different women.
This, however, prompted the Judge to direct the two sets of lawyers representing the two different women in court to avail them at the offices of the ARA within 14 days for an identification process by the DCI detectives.
“We have two people claiming to be Felister Nyamathira. They need to be authenticated by DCI so that we know who the real Felister is. Lawyers Owaga and Nyangoro have two different clients and both are claiming to be Felisters.
The lawyers are directed to take their clients to ARA for identification by the DCI on a date they will agree on within two weeks from now,” Justice Maina ordered.
Maina directed the lawyers to surrender the two women to the investigators within 14 days so that the cash-freeze suit filed by ARA can be determined.