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Four Family Members have been convicted over Sh 90M land fraud.

by Robert Guyana

A Nairobi  Court has convicted eight accused persons who falsely  received Sh 90Million from a businessman  claiming  they were in a position  to sell land.

Trial magistrate  Martha  Mutuku found that Fredrick Kinyanjui Kiruthi,Ngai Njeru,Irene Wangui Waweru,Charity Mumbu Njue,Gerald Maina Gachau and Regina Njeri Kinyanjui are guilty of obtaining money by false pretenses offence.

They are found guilty of receiving the money  and purchasing   property  and registered it under the names of their  relatives.

The judgment has come after the victim lawyer Charles Mugane fought a taught court battle for over 8 years to see that the victims receives justice.

Lawyer Mugane applauded the judgement saying that the old man who had been dubbed of such huge amount of money has received justice.

“We are happy that after detailed arguments in court,finally my clients have received justice, “added Mugane.

Kinyanjui,Njeru and Wangui had been charged that on March 9,2011 at Prime Bank Limited Riverside Branch in Nairobi within Nairobi County,Jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud obtained from George Gacheru Munga,trading as Thorn Hill Holdings Limited a sum of Sh 9,000,000 by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell to him a parcel of Land nemely Kajiado/Kaputei North /1420 knowing it was untrue.

The convicts had also been charged with acquisition of property from the proceeds of a crime and anti-money laundering act.

Among the accused are Four family members and three businessmen, they include a couple and their two daughters, as well as two businessmen.

Irene benefited her two daughters as well as her husband. She bought them a Toyota Harrier, land in Ruiru, land in Nairobi, and a lorry, which she registered in the names of her two daughters.

Magistrate Martha Mutuku while convicting them said there are no genuine records from the registrar of lands and that indicates that the transactions was entered using forged title deed.

“The accused benefited from the proceeds of crime and therefore I convict them accordingly, “added Mutuku.

They will sentenced on Tuesday after mitigation.

The sentence will be virtual.

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