Foreign Affairs employee charged with Sh 40 million land fraud

Rose Jelagat Boit is accused of conspiring to defraud Sh 40 million land in Karen, Nairobi. Photo/Irene Onyango.

An employee at the Ministry of Foreign affairs has been charged with Sh 40 million land fraud.

Rose Jelagat Boit is accused of conspiring with others not before court to defraud Abdi Rashid Abdul Sharifow a parcel of land LR NO.23146 IR NO.213218 measuring approximately 0.200 hectares in Karen, by forging a letter of allotment Ref No. 33408/v dated 14th December 1998 and purporting it to be genuine.

Boit is also charged with forging the signatures of P.N Mutwiwa, a deputy commissioner of land administration and S.K Wangila, a commissioner of lands on the said letter of allotment, a fact she knew to be false.

In addition, the accused faces charges of uttering the forged letter of allotment to an officer at Karen Police Station on 5th November 2020. She is also alleged to have uttered a false payment receipt dated 14th October 202 to the said officer purporting the receipt to be genuine and issued at the Ministry of Lands.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.

While requesting the court to grant her lenient bail, the accused, through her lawyer, told the court that she is not at flight risk since her place of residence is known by the police.

The court heard that Boit is a long serving civil servant who has worked for the ministry across Africa, therefore has a reputation to protect.

After the submissions, the accused was granted a bond of Sh 1 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 300,000.