Forgery case against an MCA pushed to August 22

A forgery case involving a Kirinyaga County  MCA has been pushed to August 22 after  the prosecution informed the court its client was an election candidate.

The defense team led by Maina Kagio  told the Kerugoya Chief Magistrate  Alex Ithuku  that Baptista Kanga required time  to campaign  to defend his Mutithi Ward seat .

Kagio and Isaac Muchiri who are defending Kanga and his co-accused  Samson Theuri Muchiri in an application for an adornment told the court Kanga could not be able to concentrate fully in his campaigns if the matter  was to continue being heard during the electioneering  period .

Kanga and Muchiri who is a Nakuru City based Engineer have been jointly charged with forging  a letter of allotment for plot number 160 at Wanguru market within Mwea  East Sub-county  on diverse dates between December 1  2012  and june 30, 2016.

They are also facing a second count of fraud which stated that on the same dates and place   fraudulently an allotment letter for the said plot and later sold it to unsuspecting party  while fully aware the document was a fraud.

The complainant in the matter Patrick Njiru through a lawyer  watching  a brief on him Mageee wa Magee told the court he bought the plot  from one Nyaga Gichuki and four other families  who had been allocated the prime plot way back in 1972 by the now defunct Kirinyaga County Council .

When Njiru bought the plot from the families at Sh 15 million , the court heard , Kanga was a tenant at the facility and required time to clear up before the new plot owner could take over .

‘’ But later after I went to take over the property Kanga slammed me with a letter of allotment purporting the plot was his leaving me perplexed and in disbelieve,” the complainant told the court .

An investigating officer at the  time  (now  DCIO) Laikipia  Chief Inspector Stephen Kibagendi told the court how upon receiving a complainant from Njiru when he served as a Detective  in  Mwea embarked on investigations that led to the arrest and consequent charging the two suspects .

He told the court the investigations were conducted by a good team of detectives after Njiru lodged the complaint on May 6 , 2017.

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