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Witness asks for court’s protection over an alleged plot to kill him

By Nderitu Gichure | Published Thu, September 13th 2018 at 08:22, Updated September 13th 2018 at 08:26 GMT +3

A witness in a land fraud case yesterday stunned a Nyeri court after he claimed that a plot has been hatched to kill him.

Micheal Kiboi told Nyeri Resident Magistrate Ruth Kefa that Patrick Mundia Mwangi, one of the key suspects, had sent gunmen to eliminate him several times.

He said since he became a prosecution witness, he had been shuttling between Nairobi and his rural home in Nyahururu to elude the alleged killers. “For a period of three years, I have been living in fear. I was forced to run away for my safety. I went to hide in Nairobi and later in Nyahururu. Mr Mwangi sent the gunmen to intimidate me,” Kiboi said.

He was testifying in a case where Mwangi is charged alongside Nancy Wanjiku Wairimu and Jackson Kinuthia Chege with fraud, forgery of land title deeds and national identity cards, impersonation, uttering a false document and obtaining more than Sh4 million by false pretence.

The offences were committed between 2003 and 2015 in Nyeri.

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