Nairobi, Nov. 26 -- A city parliamentary loser in the 2017 General Election has been charged with defrauding an international investor over Sh320 million in goods supplies scam.

Francis Wambugu Mureithi, who unsuccessfully contested for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat on a Jubilee ticket was indicted for allegedly defrauding an Eritrean national Haile Menkerios the cash in a tender scam.

Mr Wambugu faced seven counts of obtaining money fraudulently, forgery and uttering forged documents.

Between April 26 and November 3, 2016, the politician was accused of obtaining fraudulently $3,208,000 (Sh320.8 million) from Mr Menkerios, pretending he had genuine contracts from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply foodstuffs to its Department...