Ministry of interior employee charged with perjury

Dorcas Njeru Mugo at Milimani Law Courts where she had gone to stand surety for her daughter. Photo/Courtesy

An employee of the Ministry of Interior who was accused of forging a surety bond for her daughter has been charged with perjury.

Dorcas Njeri Mugo is accused of giving false testimony in request to valuation report of property Ruiru/Mugutha Block 1/4665 presented for consideration of surety before Senior Principal Magistrate B. Ochoi.
Mugo who is an administrative secretary at the ministry is alleged to have committed the offense on 22nd May 2022 at CMs court Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi in judicial proceedings criminal case no. E.657/2022 in bail application as surety for accused Esther Muthoni in an oath.
She denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu.
The accused was granted a bond of Sh 500,000 with one surety. She was given an alternative to pay a cash bail of Sh 300,000 with two contact persons.
The magistrate went further to order that in case the accused person opts to deposit bond, the investigating officer to verify it before it is submitted in court.
Mugo’s daughter who owns Still Finesse water  was charged with obtaining Sh 34 million from a Kenyan residing in the US pretending that they could venture into the business of supplying meat to the Embassies of Kuwait and Qatar.
After she was charged with fraud, her mother went to court to stand surety for her but the prosecution doubted the documents provided since they looked familiar to those used to bail the daughter in another case.
The prosecution requested that Mugo be detained as investigations commenced.
The case will be mentioned on 29th August 2022.