Businessman charged over Runda land fraud


A businessman has been charged before a Nairobi court over Sh 22 million land fraud.

Dominic Njuguna Kiarie is accused of conspiring with others not before court to defraud Jane Muthoni Mwangi the Sh 22 million by pretending he was in a position to sell her a parcel of land located in Runda, Nairobi measuring 0.2001 hectares.

Kiarie is alleged to have committed the offence on or about 19th June 2015 at unknown place.

The accused is also facing a charge of obtaining money by false pretenses.

The court heard that he obtained the 22M from Muthoni on 21st May 2015 and 26th February 2016 at Kenya Commercial Bank, Kiambu branch.

In anoger count, Kiarie was charged with making an Identity Card in the name of Nancy Wamaitha Maina by purporting of to be a genuine card issued by the National Registration Bureau without lawful authority or excuse.

Lastly, the businessman was charged with forging a title deed purporting it to be a genuine certificate of title signed by Joseph Kamuyu, a registrar of titles.

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was granted a bond of Sh 3 million or a cash bail of Sh 2 million.