Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko at Milimani law courts Nairobi.
BY SAM ALFAN.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has instructed the CID to investigate allegations of forgery against a daughter of former powerful cabinet minister the late Mbiyu Koinange.
The DPP instructed to CID director to investigate the claims that Ms Lennah Catherine Koinange was yet to be charged in court over alleged forgery of land documents.
Ms Koinange is locked in a series of land disputes involving Jewel Investment Ltd a company she is associated with, and Nairobi House Ltd.
She is accused of forging documents relating to seven-acre prime property in Lavington area of Nairobi.
The DPP issued the directive following a complaint by Nairobi House, through their lawyer Philip Nyachoti on April 2, this year.
Apparently Ms Koinange has been at the center of land disputes in Nairobi and the Coastal region.
In 2005, she filed a constitutional petition at the High Court seeking orders to stop criminal proceedings against her over the alleged forgery of documents for the Lavington property.
The petition was however dismissed by Lady Justice Roselyne Wendoh on February 27, 2007 after a full hearing.
In the letter copied to the DPP, the lawyer said Ms Koinange was therefore required to be charged for forgery
“However the DPP has not taken any steps towards prosecution despite numerous requests and reminders in that respect,” Nyachoti claims.
The land has been a subject of four other cases filed by Nairobi House since 2005 against the government, the Commissioner of Lands and the former Nairobi City Council.
She claimed the land had been allocated for two major roads way back in 1970s.
But in a Notice published in the media in March this year the Nairobi Couty Secretary Ms Lilian Ndegwa claimed the private land did not exist and that the area was now part of City County roads among them Kabasaria Avenue.
It’s this notice that prompted lawyer Nyachoti to write the protest to her and copied to the DPP, demanding that the Notice be withdrawn failing which his client would take legal action.
In the past few years, the Koinange family has been involved in numerous cases touching on properties, some of which had been procured by Mbiyu Koinange a powerful minister in the Jomo Kenyatta government.