A Nairobi-based pastor accused of obtaining money by pretence was yesterday charged in a Nakuru court.
Zachary Njoroge, a pastor with Jehovah Jireh church in Nairobi's Kahawa West estate, is accused of received Sh600,000 from lawyer Jane Ndung'u, pretending he could sell her two second-hand airplane engines from Kenya Airways.
Mr Njoroge allegedly committed the offence on diverse dates between February 22 and April.
Ms Ndung'u, in a brief, said the man whom she had met at a church function pretended to be a senior person working with Kenya Airways.
"We knew each other as we had met at a church function in Thika. He was a youth leader. The deal sounded nice to me and I felt my time had come and we sealed the deal," said Ndungu.
Njoroge is alleged to have switched off his phone after receiving the money. Njororge denied the charges and was released on a Sh200,000 bond and surety.