Notorious gold fraudster Kevin Obia is facing eviction and auction of his household goods over rent arrears amounting to Ksh 3.1 million.
Obia has been living in a lavish property on Chalbi Drive, Lavington, owned by Judith Kibaki, the daughter of former president Mwai Kibaki, since March 2022.
However, he has failed to pay the monthly rent of Ksh 350,000 as per the lease agreement he signed with Judith.
Judith Kibaki took Obia to court after he ignored several demand letters from her lawyer.
Obia had obtained a temporary order in March 2023 to stop the eviction and auction process, but it was lifted by Milimani Principal Magistrate B.M. Cheloti after Judith pointed out that Obia had concealed material facts from the court.
Judith Kibaki has now engaged Wiskam Auctioneers who have set the auction date for Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
The auctioneers have proclaimed various items recovered from Obia’s house, including two double-door refrigerators, an electric burner cooker, eight pieces of dining chairs, a five-seater sofa set, a vacuum cleaner, beds and beddings, flower pots, among others.
Obia is a well-known gold fraudster who has several cases in court.
He is accused of duping unsuspecting clients into buying fake gold and living a fake lifestyle on social media.
He often posts photos and videos of himself flaunting expensive cars, clothes, and jewelry on his Instagram account.
Kevin Obia gold scamming
One of his cases involved attempting to defraud an Austrian national, Christian Gallati, of Ksh 13.7 million purporting to be in a position to sell him 7kgs of gold.
He claimed to have connections with the Kenya Defence Forces and the Ministry of Mining and showed Gallati fake documents and certificates.
He was arrested in August 2021 at a city hotel and charged at Milimani Law Courts.
Obia was found guilty by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and sentenced to one year in jail or a fine of Ksh 300,000.
He was put on his defence by Milimani chief magistrate Francis Andayi after prosecution closed its case with more than six witnesses testifying.
In March 2019, he was arrested for impersonating a senior National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer and threatening to kill a security guard at an apartment in Kilimani.
He was also found in possession of fake US dollars worth Sh1.8 million and fake gold bars.
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