Embakasi North MP James Mwangi Gakuya charged with defrauding his Madaraka counterpart Benson Mutura Kangara 7M shillings by falsely pretending he was in a position to sell him a parcel of land in Nairobi before a Nairobi court on Thursday June 4, 2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Embakasi North MP James Mwangi Gakuya charged with defrauding his Madaraka counterpart Benson Mutura Kangara 7M shillings by falsely pretending he was in a position to sell him a parcel of land in Nairobi
Gakuya who denied the charge, is accused of transferring the lease for a parcel of land in Kasarani that did not belong to him to Kangara for the Sh7 million.
It’s alleged on unknown dates between December 2013 and March 23, 2014 at Thome Estate within Kasarani sub-county, jointly with another not before court conspired with intent to defraud offered for sale parcel of land NAIROBI/BLOCK 110/424 by falsely pretending that you were the genuine owners of the said parcel of land,” court documents read.
Gakuya has therefore been charged with three counts of obtaining money by false pretence, uttering a document with intent to defraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The MP was arrested last night and locked up in police cells for allegedly conning fellow MP Benson Mutura of Makadara of Sh7 million.
Gakuya was summoned to the Kasarani police station where he was grilled before being detained. This was after Mutura complained that Gakuya had obtained money from him in exchange for a piece of land in Thome area which later turned out to belong to someone else.
Mutura had already started construction on the land when the real owner emerged. It was then that he reported the matter to police. Police say preliminary findings show the land belongs to someone else and that the papers used to sell it to Mutura were fake.
Gakuya was expected in court Thursday morning to face charges of obtaining money fraudulently and forgery.
Kangara is one of those set to testify against his brother in chambers who not only risks a prison sentence, but risks losing his seat should he be found guilty before his term ends.
Gakuya was released on a Sh5 million bond with the alternative of paying Sh1 million in cash bail.
His case will be mentioned on June 15.