Businessman charged with perjury

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George Thiongo Mathu at Milimani Law Courts where he denied committing perjury. Photo/Irene Onyango.

A businessman has  been charged with perjury and forging a court document.

George Thiongo Mathu is accused of committing perjury on 23rd October 2014 at Milimani Commercial Court in Nairobi jointly with others not before court in judicial proceedings namely CMCC No. 6364 of 2014 in which Ernest Kamau Nduati is the applicant and Henkam Limited the respondent.

The accused, Waqambo Gambo, Samuel Kinyanjui Chege, Paul Njogu Macharia and David S. Waigwa Ndirangu are named as interested parties in the suit.

Mathu purported to have sworn an affidavit before F. A. Shitambasi commissioner for oaths in Kenya and filed in the said suit giving false testimony touching on a matter which was material to a question then pending in that proceeding, namely “Demand for pay of Kenya Shillings 6 million as commission for the sale of Princess Hotel purporting to be the authorised, permitted and contracted agencies to secure a buyer.

The accused is also charged with making a notice of motion in the said suit without authority. Mathu is alleged to have committed the offence jointly with others already before court.

He allegedly purported the motion to be genuine, drawn, signed and filed by Ngugi B. G. and Company advocates.

Mathu is said to have committed the offence on or about 22nd October 2014 at an unknown place within Kenya.

In addition, the accused is also charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, namely forgery by signing the said notice of motion.

He denied the charges before Senior Principle Magistrate Bernard Ochoi. He was released on a bond of Sh 500,000.