An ex-wife to a senior Tharaka-Nithi County Assembly official has been charged before a Chuka court with 10 counts of fraud totaling to Sh2.1 million.
Ms Rachel Gakii Ananga, the director of Raynam Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society Limited denied the charges before Chief Magistrate John Njoroge and was thrown back to Chuka Police Station cells where she has been a guest of State since her dramatic arrest two weeks ago.
The court heard that Ms Ananga, cunningly defrauded Handsworth Kithinji Sh505,000 and Ms Mwende Nyaga Sh60,000 promising to offer them friendly loans.
The accused was also accused of swindling Sh127,000 from Lucy Kamwara pretending to be an importer of various products from international market and that she would help her import shoes from China.
Ms Amanga further obtained money raging between Sh6500 to Sh54,000 from five young men promising to help them buy motorcycles what turned to be false.
Among those promised motorcycles are: Eric Kinyua who was conned Sh54,000, Benson Murithi who lost Sh45,000 and Kenneth Munene who was parted with Sh26,000.
The accused will appear in court on February 14 for pre-bail hearing.
The prosecution had earlier opposed her release on bail or bond arguing that she was a flight risk.