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British expatriate accuses two Kenyans of grabbing his Nairobi home

By Paul Ogemba | August 23rd 2016 at 07:58:20 GMT +0300

A British expatriate has accused two men of faking his death to grab his house in Nairobi.

Paul Curzon accused Martin Ngao Muthama and Stephen Kirianki of invading his home in Kileleshwa while he was in London attending to his sick wife, and putting it up for sale on the pretext that he had passed on.

"It is amazing how they forged my documents to claim that I had died and to register the property in their names. They then timed while I was away in the UK and invaded my home, chased away the domestic workers, stole my property and put up the land for sale," swore Mr Curzon.

But Mr Kirianki claimed that the expatriate was an impersonator, and alleged that he had information that Curzon died in 2006.

Through lawyer, Adrian Ojiambo, Curzon wants an order stopping Mr Muthama and Kirianki from further disposing his land and to be compelled to refund all other valuables they had taken from his home.

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He also wants the intruders ordered to compensate him for destroying his property and stealing some of his documents to forge the registration.

According to Curzon, he started staying in the home as a tenant in 1993 when he came to Kenya as an engineer and shareholder of both Premier Plant Hire Ltd and Central Laboratories Testing Ltd.

After staying in the home for 11 years, he reached an agreement with the property owner, Naomi Rebecca Ramtu, to buy it in 2004.

"I had stayed peacefully on the property with my family and domestic workers until 2013 when suspicious entry was made into the house while I was in the UK. I later discovered that the intruders had stolen my old passport and title documents of the property," said Curzon.

In June this year, while in the UK, Mr Curzon swore that he was notified that Muthama, Kirianki and one Mr Omutiba had raided his home with the assistance of police officers from Kilimani Police Station and forcefully taken possession of it after chasing away his workers.

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