Nakuru Town west MP Arama freed of corruption charges


Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has been acquitted of graft charges.

Arama who was freed alongside a lands registrar employee Charles Birundu and a lawyer were found to have no case to answer.

The MP was charged with several counts among them abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud, making a document without authority among others before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.

He was accused of colluding with officers at the Nakuru Lands Registry to unlawfully and deceitfully dispose a businessman of his land by registering it to a different individual who would then purport to sell the property to the MP.

They were alleged to have committed the offence between 3rd and 11th August 2015.

However, two other co-accused persons John Muiru and Daniel Kimori have a case to answer.

While addressing media outside Milimani Law Courts, Arama said that the EACC had done a shoddy job.

He said that the three of them were innocent and the culprit should have been the person who sold the land to him.

“The culprit should have been Yusuf Mohammed Ratemo who sold the land to me since he was the one who gave me the papers,” the MP added.