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JKUAT students charged with theft of 24 million

Two students from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology have been charged with the theft of 24 million shillings and conspiracy to defraud a bank more than 190 million shillings.

The duo allegedly hacked into a banking system and stole Sh. 24 million and attempted to move an estimated Sh. 190 million when they were caught.

Anthony Ngige , 23 and his counterpart Ann Wambui , 21, were arraigned before Senior Resident Magistrate Carolyne Muthoni over the offences the prosecution alleges were commited between October 21 and 22 this year.

Interestingly enough, Mr. Ngige was responsible for notifying the bank that its systems were faulty through their mobile banking services.

Two defense lawyers applied to the court to have the two realeased on bail to enable them sit for their examinations set to begin today.

Senior Magistrate Carolyne ordered the two to each deposit a bond of 2 million or Sh. 500, 000 in cash bail.

The case is set to be heard on November 10 virtually.

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