A businessman has been charged with intermeddling with the property of a deceased person in Kiambu County.
John Lawrence Mwangi Mugo was charged with intermeddling with the land of deceased Grace Berre by transferring it to himself.
Mugo is accused of transferring the 0.2178 land valued at Sh 40 million to himself at Kiambu lands registry. He is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 7th March 2008 and 16th September 2016 at Kiambu Lands’ registry.
The accused was also charged with obtaining money by false pretenses after obtaining Sh 25 million from one Elsie Murugu Mucuvi by pretending that he was in a position to sell her the said piece of land. He is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 6th June 2016 and 16th September 2016 at Nairobi City jointly with others not before the court.
Mugo was charged with another count of knowingly and fraudulently uttering as a forged certificate of lease for the land at Namasaka & Kariuki Advocates office situated at Pamstech House Westlands within Nairobi County.
He is accused of uttering the fake lease on 5th July 2016 to Lilian Wanjiku Njeru, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Purporting to be a genuine certificate of lease issued and signed by Jonathan Ndiragu King’ori at Kiambu District Lands’ registry.
The accused was also charged with making false documents of the land at unknown dates and place within the Republic of Kenya. He accused of making a false sale agreement and a certificate for official search purporting them to be genuine.
He was also charged with obtaining registration of land by false pretenses on 5th April 2008.
He denied the Charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku after which he requested to be released on bond.
The accused was released on a bond of Sh 3 million and one surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh 2 million. The case will be heard on 4th December 2017.