The Star (Nairobi)

6 August 2012

Kenya: Former MP Wanted Over Land Racket

Former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua is being sought by detectives to record a statement in regard to a land fraud racket.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, has asked the director of Criminal Investigations, Ndegwa Muhoro, to "furnish his office with the police file to enable him respond appropriately to the concerns raised and issue appropriate directions on the matter."

Mbugua has been embroiled in a land tussle with a director of Gikai Investments Ltd, where he has been collecting rent illegally since 2008 at the parcel of land LR 209/14577 with fake documentations.

The former MP, who was last year charged in a Kiambu court with forging a court order before Resident Magistrate Catherine Oluoch, is alleged to have forged documents on a piece of land.Correspondence from the City Hall show the documents he has pertaining to the parcel of land are suspicious.

"The purported documents Ref.VAL.63/SG/1/0/ dated February 12, 1999 addressed to Computer Learn, did not originate from the CCN apart from the fact that it refers to a parcel which is not situated on Langata Rd. "Kindly treat the document as null and void," Odongo said.

The genesis of the tussle emanates from 2004 when Mbugua entered into a lease agreement with Gikai Investment Ltd to put up a motor showroom trading as Langata Motors Ltd on the disputed piece of land. The lease between Gikai Ltd and Mbugua was again renewed in 2008.

However, after the signing of the second lease, Mbugua fell out with a director of Gikai Investments, after he allegedly obtained money by false pretence from him.

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