Two businessmen have been charged with land fraud worth over Sh 1.5Billion after allegedly forging title documents.
Fredrick Kimemia Kimani and Peter David Leparkwo appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina and denied all counts of fraud, personation and uttering false documents.
Kimemia is charged that on October 29,2013 and August 25,2016 within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before the court, he conspired to defraud National Hospital Insurance Fund(NHIF) of land measuring 9.250 hectares situated at Karen Plains Road and valued at Sh 1,500,000,000, the property of NHIF.
Peter David Leparakwo is charged with forgery against the law. He is charged that on similar dates and place, he forged a certificate of titles in his name purporting it to be genuine and prepared by Chief land registrar.
David was also charged with forging a deed plan for certificate of a Title prepared and issued by the Director of surveys of Kenya.
He was also charged with forging a letter dated November 10,1982 and allocating himself and the other one a parcel of land known as land Reference No.24968 purporting it to a genuine and valid letter drawn by J.W Faulkner on behalf of Messer’s A.J Faulker and Sons Limited.
David was also charged with uttering those forged documents to the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of lands who allocated him and others the disputed land.
David was finally charged with forcible detainer against the law.
The court was informed that on March 13,2018 and May 14.2023 along Karen Plains Road Nairobi City County in the republic of Kenya, being in possession of Land Reference 24968/2 Inland Register No 87345/1 of approximate area 9,250 hectares belonging to National Hospital Fund (NHIF) without color of right held possession of the said land in the matter likely to cause a breach of peace against National Hospital Insurance Fund(NHIF) who is entitled by law to possession of the said land.
The accused were released on Sh 400,000 cash bail each.
Pretrial will be on May 29/2023.