Joem Consultants Directors charged with obtaining millions and forgery


Two directors have been charged with four counts of forgery and obtaining millions of shillings by false pretenses.

Emanuel Okelo and Elizabeth Waiyego were charged with forging a signature and an instrument of transfer for a parcel of land No.12239/6/2 purporting it to be genuine, drawn and filed by M/S Tunis Mohammed and associates advocates.
The two who are the bosses of Joem Consultants Limited are alleged of committing of the offence on or about 20th July 2014 jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud Isaac Kamau Ndiragu.
The accused were also charged with forging the signature of advocate Mutiso Mutinda on the transfer of land located at Nyari area in Nairobi valued at Sh 80 million.
The court heard that the two uttered the forged instrument of transfer to Wandering Mark Muigai, a senior Land Registrar purporting it to be genuine.
The accused are said to have committed the offense on 24th July 2014.
The directors and their company, Joem Consultants Limited were also charged with obtaining registration of land by false pretenses.
They were further charged with obtaining Sh 35 million from Arshad Shamsudin Alibhai and Nafisa Alibhai between 3rd November and 29th December 2016 by falsely pretending that the land was genuinely registered.
Thet further faced a charge of obtaining Sh 37 million from Karim Hassanali Sharif between 24th November 2016 and 28 January 2017.
The accused were also charged with making a fake allotment letter purporting it to be genuine and issued by Town clerk, City County of Nairobi.
The court heard that the two uttered a fake allotment letter to advocate Norman Khangai Asega TRV office Plaza in Westlands Nairobi.
They pleaded not guilty before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
The lawyer watching brief for the complainant told the court that the accused persons’ lawyer wrote a letter to the complainant, Isaac Kamau threatening him to withdraw the complaint.
The court heard that for the above reasons, the two will therefore interfere with the trial.
However, the magistrate directed the parties to handle the case with decorum and not to engage in side shows.
They were granted a bond of Sh 1 million or a cash bail of Sh 300,000.
The case will be heard on 19th March