Galot Industries Chairperson to be charged with more criminal offenses, DPP

London Distillers Boss Mohan Galot in court at a past date. Photo/courtesy.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) intends to charge Galot Industries Limited Chairperson Mohan Galot with 8 other counts of forgery and uttering false documents.

Galot who is facing a similar criminal case alongside his wife is accused of forging and uttering false documents purporting them to have been signed by registrar of companies.
It is alleged that Galot forged CR12 REF C.19267 of Galot Industries purporting it to be a genuine document signed by registrar of companies Nicholas Oduor.
He is alleged to have committed the offense on 5th August 2016 in Nairobi jointly with not before court with intent to defraud.
He is also alleged to have forged two other documents purporting them to have been signed by registrar of companies Joseph Sakoi and Polyn Wanja.
The chair is facing another charge of forging CR 12 REF C21676 to King Wollen Mills Limited purporting to be genuine from the registrar of companies.
He is accused of committing the offence on 10th April 2016 in Nairobi jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud.
The chairperson is further charged with forging another CR 12 REF C16594 of Manchester Outfitters limited purporting it to be genuine.
Galot is also charged with uttering CR12 REF19267 registered in the name of his company at Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi.
He is further charged with uttering the forged document registered in the name of Manchester Outfitters Limited at Milimani High Court in Nairobi.

His lawyers objected to the accused person being charged when he appeared in court on Monday for a ruling in his other criminal case saying that the defense was unaware of the new charge against their client.

The lawyers termed the charges as malicious and intended to embarrass their client.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi heard that the charge sheet was drafted and released to the press without knowledge of the accused person.
Galot’s nephews, Pravin and Rajesh Galot, who are the complaints in his other case and are witnesses in the intended case also want to be enjoined.
The nephews and the couple are embroiled in a dispute regarding the shareholding and directorship of the family’s multi-billion-shillings group of companies.
The Magistrate deferred the plea to 6th march 2018 to enable counsels take proper instructions.