One Wycliffe Simiyu Koyabe, accused of stealing Ksh.20.6 million from a South Africa-based company is free to walk the streets of South Africa after a Nairobi Court gave him existing order which grants him limited access whenever he needs to travel.
Being a businessman, with a lawyer at the snap of a finger has worked well for Wycliffe, who has narrowly escaped being thrown behind bars and can reunite with his family.
Appearing before Makadara Court Principal Magistrate Meresia Opondo on Tuesday with his lawyer, the accused applied to have the court compel the complainant to issue him with certified copies of his passport. Unfortunately the court dismissed his three applications, denying him unlimited access to his passport but however considered an existing order which grants him limited access whenever he needs to travel.
The magistrate further added that the accused is not genuine to purport to recall a witness who testified long ago and both parties indicated satisfaction
He was however issued with his passport to travel to be with his family in South Africa for holidays but ordered to redeposit it back in court on May 9, 2019 when the matter will be heard further.
Koyabe was caught in Cooperative Bank, Stima Plaza branch, Kenya and accused of being an agent to KOMATSU in South Africa, where he stole Ksh.20,655,000 which he was supposed to remit to the said company for the purpose of purchase and delivery of a bulldozer.
Although he is free to travel to South Africa, he is still facing the charge of stealing by agent contrary to Section 268 as read with Section 283 of the Penal Code.