MP Samuel Arama jailed for six months in attempted land fraud case

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama at Milimani Law Courts during the sentencing in attempted land case against him and four others. Photo/Sam Alfan

Nakuru Town West Member of Parliament Samuel Arama and three former land officers  have been jailed for six months over attempted land fraud.

Trial Magistrate Vincent Wakumile also gave four accused persons an option for a fine to evade jail term.

The MP will pay Sh 1.560,000 while the former land officers will pay a fine of Sh 1,040,000.

The former land officers are John Mwaura, Daniel Nyantika and Charles Birundu.

Lawyer Kennedy Onkoba who acted on the transaction will also serve six months or pay a fine of Sh 560,000.

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While issuing the sentence, the magistrate noted that the accused persons did not not directly benefit from the transaction.

“The subject title was also returned to the complainant,” the magistrate ruled.

In their mitigation, the four asked the court to consider a non-custodial sentence.

MP Arama had denied charges of fraudulent acquisition of the land valued at Sh 60 million.

Other charges against the quad included making a false document without authority, uttering a document with intent to deceive, wilfully obtaining registration of land by false pretences, misleading detectives from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)among others.