Fourteen people have been charged with electronic fraud amounting to over Sh135 million from the National Bank of Kenya through hacking into the bank system.
All the accused persons denied fresh charges before Kiambu senior principal magistrate Stella Atambo who ordered each of them to remain on their previous cash bail of Sh500,000 pending hearing of the case on July 18.
The accused among them Grace Wanjku Kamau, Abdikarim Yussuf Abdi, Ahmed Mohamed Hassan, John Munala Seka, John Gitonga Kamara, Paul Njoroge Nng’ang’a, Patrick Wafula Shakaba, Brayan Okombo Onjula and Titus Mwinzi Muthama pleaded not guilty.
They are also facing others charges of stealing Sh2 million from National Bank, handling the same stolen money and conspiracy to steal Sh135,402,700 on diverse dates between December 18 and 20 last year at an unknown place.
They are further accused of electronic fraud in that they fraudulently and with intent to steal, altered data in a computer system namely NBK Database by altering 49 clients’ accounts thereby causing the bank a loss of Sh6,982,623.
Source: The Star