Kenyan couple jailed in London
Posted: April 23, 2012
LONDON-UK_A Kenyan man has been jailed for six years while his wife received a 10-month suspended sentence after they were found guilty of three accounts of mortgage frauds.
Patrick Kamande, 34, and his wife, Mary Kimani of Slough, Berkshire, were jointly convicted with Tahir Malik, a mortgage broker, who abetted the fraud.
The charges involving Kamande concerned properties he bought with mortgages brokered by Malik under false names.
Kamande pleaded guilty to possession of false identities, but pleaded not guilty to five other counts of fraud and two counts of obtaining money transfers by deception.
His wife was found guilty to one count of fraud. Detective Seargent Nick Bell from the Thames Valley Police Economic Crime Unit, said: "This was a complex mortgage fraud case involving numerous mortgages and false identities."
Meanwhile, A HIV-positive Kenyan man who attempted to rape a 15-year-old girl was last week jailed for seven years.
Karino Lekisolish, 38, was found guilty this week of sexually attacking the young girl as she wandered the streets of Royston, Cambridgeshire, after arguing with her father.
Lekisolish groped the teenager on September 19, 2010, and then a week later dragged the girl to a park and tried to rape her.
The Kenyan-born street cleaner was convicted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court of two counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.
Judge Michael Bromley-Martin said: "She was a vulnerable young person when you attacked her."
The court heard previously that Lekisolish had tried to undress the girl and push her against a wall, but she managed to pull out her mobile phone and turn on the screen’s light.
Isabelle Delamere, prosecuting, said: "This caused the defendant to panic, asking her who she had rung, and during this she was able to run away from him."
Jurors had also heard how the girl would often wander the streets near her home following arguments with her father, and that she did not report the first assault to police as she believed her attacker had "special needs."
Lekisolish, who had pleaded not guilty to the offences and argued the young girl was making the allegations up for attention, was told his name would be placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and that he faces deportation at the end of his sentence.