Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has been charged with fraudulent disposition of mortgaged goods.
Barasa is accused of selling his mortgaged Toyota Hiace worth 450,000 with intent to defraud, without the consent of the mortgagee, Uwezo Microfinance Bank.
The lawmaker is alleged to have committed the offence on 10th March 2017 in Kitengela, Kajiado county.
He denied the charges before Kajiado Chief magistrate’s court and was released on a cash bail of Sh 100,000.
Barasa has been ordered to appear before a Kajiado court and plead to charges over a botched car deal by the High Court.
In an application, the MP moved to court seeking to be admitted to bail pending investigations and his planned arrest over the civil case.
Barasa told the court unless the orders he sought were granted, the police would arrest him and he stood to suffer as his rights and freedoms would be infringed.
He revealed that he was involved in a commercial transaction sometime in 2016 and sold his motor vehicle through an agent to businessman Irungu John Mwangi. He said Mwangi was a willing buyer for good value consideration.
He claims that Mwangi being in breach of their agreement has chosen to make unwarranted allegations or complaint against him seeking to extort from him a colossal sum of money from him under the guise of compensation for a non-existent breach of the sale agreement.
He further claimed that the businessman has decided to use police officers to intimidate and extort colossal sums of money from him. He further said the matter is a civil case and nothing criminal.