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Man jailed for false death claim to defraud Britam from Sh500,000 insurance

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Man jailed for false death claim to defraud Britam from Sh500,000 insurance


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  • A man who faked the death of a relative to defraud Britam Insurance out of more than 500,000 shillings has been jailed for eight months.
  • Solomon Kithuka Chalo was sentenced to jail time without the option of a fine, after he pleaded guilty to a total of eight counts of forgery and issuance of a false document.
  • Senior Chief Magistrate Bernard Ochoi sentenced Kithuka to eight months on each of the charges, but the magistrate ordered the sentences to be executed at the same time, meaning he will remain behind bars for eight months.

A man who faked the death of a relative to defraud Britam Insurance out of more than 500,000 shillings has been jailed for eight months.

Solomon Kithuka Chalo was sentenced to jail time without the option of a fine, after he pleaded guilty to a total of eight counts of forgery and issuance of a false document.

Senior Chief Magistrate Bernard Ochoi sentenced Kithuka to eight months on each of the charges, but the magistrate ordered the sentences to be executed at the same time, meaning he will remain behind bars for eight months.

The evidence presented in court was that Kithuka forged Mutisya Musyoka’s burial permit, claiming that it had been issued by the Rehema Health Center. He committed the crime on March 17.

The court heard that with the intent to defraud, Kithuka forged burial permit number DA 6240345 on March 17, claiming it was genuine and issued by said hospital. He committed the open along with others, who have not yet been arrested.

The defendant presented the document to Britam Life Assurance, Phoenix branch on Kenyatta Avenue, with the intention of defrauding the insurer.

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