Sentencing of elderly man convicted of forgery postponed over illness

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A farmer convicted of forging a title deed has been admitted at Nyeri Referral Hospital after falling ill following his stay in remand.

Yesterday, John Wagura Ikiki, 79, failed to appear in court for sentencing after he fell sick while at the King’ong’o Remand Prison.

According to a letter produced before Senior Principal Magistrate Phillip Mutua and written by the Prisons Department, the septuagenarian fell sick after he was remanded at the facility.

Ikiki was convicted on April 8 of forging ownership documents for a quarter-acre land belonging to Kenya African Othaya Bus Union (KAOBU).

He was found guilty of three counts of conspiracy and obtaining land registration number by false pretense.

The particulars of the case were that on March 14, 2012, jointly with other not before the court, he conspired to defraud KAOBU of its land registered as Nyeri Municipality Block 11/26, by falsely registering the same as his property.

Ikiki was further charged that jointly with others, he forged a certificate of lease purporting it to be genuine and signed by the then Land Registrar John Gichuki. The case will be mentioned on May 8, 2019.

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