Starehe politician Steve Mbogo appeared in court on Tuesday over a gold scam in which a Dubai-based businessman was conned out of about Sh. 102 million.
Mbogo and two other suspects are accused of fraudulently obtaining one million dollars from Sayeed Altaf a United Arab emirates citizen.
The prosecution wanted the three remanded for four days at the Kileleshwa police station to allow it to conclude investigations but the magistrate rejected the request.
Mbogo’s lawyer Edwin Sifuna requested that his client be given anticipatory bail to prevent further arrests.
He accused the prosecution of being mischievous.