Nairobi, Nov. 25 -- A former Nairobi parliamentary aspirant has been charged with defrauding an international investor of over Sh320 million.

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

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 (Sh320,800,000) from Mr Menkerios, pretending he had genuine contracts from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply foodstuffs to the Department of Defence (DoD).

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