Late Roger Robson’s lawyer says politician forged property signatures

Milimani Law Courts

A lawyer who represented British tycoon Roger Robson until his death has told court that signatures produced by politician Agnes Kagure showing transfer of his property were forged.

David Muthee Michuki told Justice Maureen Odero that Kagure’s conveyance did not look like Robson’s signature.

In addition, Michuki told the court that the picture on the fake conveyance was not that of the deceased.

Robson died in 2012 leaving behind property estimated to be valued at Sh 500 million.

The lawyer testified that he represented the late Roger Robson until his death in 2012. It was his statement that the deceased could not write properly because of his health.

“He was very frail and his hand had tremors so he signed and wrote in a jerky way,” Michuki told court.

Michuki said he knew Roger in 2011 when he represented him in a case by the then Nairobi City Council. The council had accused the deceased of not paying land rates.

Kagure’s suit

Kagure, a Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant claims she bought the disputed piece of land in Karen from the deceased.

She claims to have bought it in 2011 at Sh 100 million.

She filed the suit against lawyer Guy Spencer Elms accusing him of forging signatures on the Will of the late Robson and who owned the two parcels of land.

Elms had been charged with forging the will in the sale of the Karen land. However, the case was later withdrawn.

Michuki further told the court that he represented Robson when three fraudsters tried to claim they were squatters.

The court heard that Michuki was introduced to Robson by Elms. The two had been friends for a very long time.

It is alleged that Robson’s will indicated the estates should be sold and proceeds shared between his nephew and charitable institutions in Kenya that focus on environmental conservation.