Nairobi, Nov. 19 -- A property manager has been charged with theft of Sh8.6 million entrusted to him by people renting property he supervises in upmarket areas within Nairobi county.

Peter Gathungu Gikonyo, who is employed by Kaggs Investment Limited, denied in court on Wednesday that he stole the money within a period of three months.

He was charged before Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

Mr Gikonyo was accused that on diverse dates between June 29 and September 1, 2020 he stole Sh8,684,000 entrusted to him for retaining in safe custody.

A defence lawyer applied to free Mr Gikonyo on reasonable bond terms saying he is not a flight risk.

Ms Mutuku further heard that the suspect's homes in the city and upcountry are well known a...