Two businessmen accused of forging succession documents of their kin are seeking to settle the matter outside the court.
Kuldip Madan Sapra and Ashman Masan Mohan Sapra who are brothers have appeared before magistrate Susan Shitubi and informed the court that there are attempts to settle the matter with the complainant who is their sister in law.
They added that this move will allow the matter to be concluded. The prosecution said that indeed they have seen the letter directed to the Director of Public Prosecutions and that they need time to seek directions.
Magistrate Shitubi pushed the matter to next year saying that it has been taken to her attention that the parties are trying and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) mechanisms.
The matter will be mentioned on January 31, 2021.
The two are said to have petitioned the High Court to grant them letters of administration in the Estate of the late Yogaish Madan Mohan Sapra who died on September 8, 2005.
According to the charge sheet, the brothers are accused that on January 12 2011 at the High Court in Nairobi made a false affirmation in relation to the succession cause No, 26 of 2011, in the matter of the estate of the late Yogaish Madan Mohan Sapra, before then High Court judge Isaac Lenaola.
The documents they altered purported to consent to a Grant of administration of the almost a billion estate.
They were accused of jointly attempting to acquire from a Nairobi Dental Surgeon Dr. Nisha Supra the beneficiary of the Estate of the late Yogaish Madan Mohan Sapra, a half hectare land parcel at lower Kabete, a house in lower Kabete, a house in Brookside Garden, an apartment in Nyali estate in Mombasa next to Tamarind Restaurant , 4036 shares at Kenya Airways Limited, Mt Kenya Sundaries Retail Shop at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Maya Duty Free shops at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport , Sapra Investments Limited and Green Gems Limited all valued at Sh700,000,000.
They are also accused of falsely pretending that they were the bona fide administrators of the Estate of his late brother Yogaish Madan Mohan Sapra.