A Nairobi woman has been taken to court for allegedly refusing to refund over Sh700,000 sent by her former boyfriend after he moved to the US.
Beatrice Moige Bosire is said to have received a total of Sh734,308 from George Manyange to pay rent and furnish an apartment in Nairobi.
Manyange, who went to the US for further studies, sent the amount to Beatrice between July 2020 and September 2021, according to court documents.
“The 1st Respondent reported that she had found a house, House No 5G, Las Vegas Apartments, Astral, Utawala. The Claimant sent Sh734,308 over the period between July 2020 and September 2021 to pay for rent, deposit and to furnish the aforementioned apartment via MPESA and Send wave transfer,” the affidavit read in part.
The case filed at the small claims court further indicates that she received Sh39,500 from Manyange to buy an iPhone S9+.
In August this year, Beatrice informed Manyange that she had decided to reunite with her previous boyfriend and asked him to let her keep the apartment and the household items, promising to repay the money he spent in full over time.
Manyange declined and asked Beatrice to leave his belongings in the house, saying he would send a friend to collect the keys to the apartment.
But Beatrice went against his wishes and sold all his household items including a Hisense TV set, fridge, memo, l-shaped sofa set, white table, TV stand, microwave, cooker, sandwich maker, blender, iron box, and a 13kg gas cylinder among others.
“I have made efforts to reclaim the Sh734,308 owed by the 1st and 2nd respondents and even involved my mother and my friend in a bid to resolve the issue amicably. However, my efforts have proven futile due to the 1st respondent’s arrogance and disrespect,” Manyange says in the affidavit.