lady, Liz Khayanje, whose mobile number is 0722840849 but her registered Mpesa name Elizabeth Owiti is the key suspect in a case in which, a senior Kenya Ports Authority official lost money to fraudsters.
Weekly Citizen has since established, the lady is an underworld operative traveling locally and internationally claiming to have business and political connections to help one land lucrative business or plum jobs.
In the case, a suspect, Khamis Ahmed Hemed Khalif, denied defrauding Douglas Omondi, the KPA deputy head engineer (electrical) at the port of the cash.
He appeared recently before resident magistrate Ruth Amwayi. He was arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations after Omondi raised an alarm and reported the matter.
According to investigations, the lady introduced Omondi to the suspect who invited the victim to a house in Bamburi carrying the money.
Omondi was allegedly told to close his eyes for Sh30 minutes and given a box supposedly containing US dollars which he was to unlock at his residence.
Omondi opened his eyes after half-an-hour only to discover the three men were nowhere. The box was containing tissue papers.
He reported the matter to Bamburi Police and a search was launched. The charge sheet reads that the suspect lured Omondi to pay him Sh9 million on diverse dates between October last year andt April this year.
It states: “On the diverse dates between October 2018 and April 2019 in Kisauni subcounty within Mombasa, by means of fraudulent tricks, induced, John Douglas Omondi to pay greater sum of money of Sh9,000,000 that you could pray and heal him”.
The suspect was further charged jointly with others not before the court with intent to defraud, and obtaining Sh9,000,000 from Omondi by false pretence that he could double his money and align his star on April 29.
Khalif was accused of burning Sh1,200 of different denominations on May 3 . He denied all the charges and was released on Sh1 million cash bail.