Three thousand meters world record holder Daniel Komen (standing) at the dock on April 10, 2017. PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAHThree thousand meters world record holder Daniel Komen (standing) at the dock on April 10, 2017. PHOTO | MAUREEN KAKAH

Three thousand meters world record holder Daniel Kipng’etich Komen has been charged with obtaining goods by false pretense and forgery.

He allegedly intended to defraud Mr Thomas Kamotho Getangu of a vehicle, Suzuki Escudo, valued at Sh 1,750,000 two years ago at Junction along Ngong road in Nairobi.

Court was told he is aspiring to be an MCA and that he has merely been framed by his political enemies.

He denied the two charges and another one of uttering a false document.

He allegedly intended to defraud Mr Getanguta while pretending he could pay him the said amount on November 30, 2015.

Prosecution was opposed to him being freed on bond arguing that he might leave the country anytime to represent the country in athletics competitions.

He was charged before senior resident magistrate Christine Njagi who agreed to have him released on a bond of Sh500,000.