Kirinyaga MCA in court for forgery of documents

Kirinyaga MCA in court for forgery of documents

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The hearing of an alleged forgery of a prime plot in Ngurubani town, Mwea, has started at the KerugoyaLaw Courts with the complainant being reprimanded by defence lawyers. Patrick Njiru, a local trader and complainant was challenged by Isaac Muchiri and Maina Kagioto to produce any letter of allotment he was issued with by five families who sold the property to him. Njiru, however, told the court all the documents related to the property would be produced at a later date by the prosecution. The vocal Wamumu MCA, Batista Kanga, has been jointly charged with Samson TheuriMuchiri, for the alleged offence involving a prime commercial plot in Ngurubani town in Mwea, Kirinyaga county. The MCA is one of those fighting Governor AnneWaiguru.The alleged offence was committed between December 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016, before he was elected to his current position in 2017. The two accused are out on Sh20,000 cash bail. Beatrice Muthoni is the state counsel prosecuting the case that was initially at the Wanguru Law Courts where the disputed plot is situated but got transferred to Kerugoya which is a neutral ground. Kanga had at the onset of the matter been charged alone(September 20, 2018), with six counts of forgery but the charges were later withdrawn to allow the prosecution to consolidate the case with that of Muchiri which was related to the same matter. They have been charged with the offence of forgery which stated that on diverse dates between December 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016, at Wanguru township, within Kirinyaga county, jointly and with an intent to defraud, forged an allotment letter for the plot number Wanguru township/160, purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Commissioner of Lands, Nairobi, a fact they knew to be false. Njiru is listed as the first prosecution witness in the case alongside some five families who co-owned the prime plot before selling to the trader, after which Kanga and his co-accused also claimed its ownership.