Two charged for trying to defraud investment firm in Donholm land

Peter Gitau and Peter Njoroge in the dock at Milimani Law Court. [George Njunge, Standard]

Two people were charged in court with attempting to defraud an investment company by selling its land valued nearly Sh1 billion.

Peter Gitau Muiruri, Peter Njoroge Kanika and others not before court were on Thursday arraigned at Milimani Law Courts and charged with attempt to defraud MS Gidjoy Investments Limited by forging documents to show they owned a parcel of land in Nairobi valued at Sh944 million.

The two and others allegedly forged signatures of land officials and lawyer to make the documents pass off as genuine. Some documents reported to have been forged include a title deed, letter of allotment and lease.

“On unknown date and place within the Republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud MS Gidjoy Investments Limited land parcel formerly Nairobi/Block 82/7333 now part of amalgamation of parcels Nairobi/Block 82/7813 to Nairobi /Block 82/7856 measuring 11.8 acres situated at Donholm area valued at Sh944 million,” read part of the charge sheet deposited in court.

Bond or bail

“…made a false stamped document namely a lease, purporting it to be a genuine lease signed, stamped and executed at Nga’arua Kamuya Ng’arua an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.”

The two pleaded not guilty and were granted Sh2 million bond or Sh1 million cash bail.

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