Six charged afresh over Sh 11B Mavoko land owned by Drumvale Farmers Cooperative Society

From (R-L) Jeremiah Mutisyah Paul, Mohamed Kurowyo Mohamed, Mohamed Salat Ibrahim and Omar Khalif Adan at Milimani Law Courts where they denied attempting to defraud Drumvale Sacco Sh 11 billion land in Mavoko. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Six people have been charged in connection with the Sh 11 billion mavoko land fraud belonging Drumvale Farmers Cooperative Society.

Jeremiah Mutisyah Paul, Mohamed Kuroyow Mohamed, Mohamed Salat Ibrahim, Omar Khalif Adan, Adow Ahmed Mohamed and Joseph Njue are accused of conspiring to defraud Drumvale their parcels of land Mavoko block 12 original number 8529/1 measuring approximately 452.0 hectares.

The six are alleged to have committed the offense at unknown place and time within the Republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court.

Mohamed, Ibrahim, Adan and Adow are also accused of obtaining registration of the said land by false pretenses.

The quad is accused of willfully procuring for themselves a Certificate of lease for parcel of land No.IR 237120 LR 8529/10 original Number 8529/11 measuring approximately 141.5ha valued at Sh 3.4 billion situated at Mavoko, Machakos County, the property of Drumvale Farmers.

In addition, the four are charged with forcible detainer of the said land on diverse dates between 5th August 2018 and 23rd June 2022.

The court heard that the accused persons were found in possession of the said land without color of right in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace to those entitled by law to be in possession of the said land.

Paul is further facing a charge of making a fake certificate of lease for land IR No. 204303 IR 8529/7 purporting it to be a genuine and valid document issued by the registrar of titles.

He is alleged to have committed the offense on or before 11th November 2019 within the Republic of Kenya jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud Drumvale Sacco members.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Rose Ndombi and were granted a cash bail of Sh 8 million.