A city lawyer Mcdonald Mutiso Mutinda who was convicted for an offence of stealing ksh 16 million from Katitika Company is still a free person.
Trial magistrate Martha Nazushi convicted the lawyer in absentia and subsequently issued a warrant of arrest against him.
The convict however presented himself to court today and warrant of arrest was lifted.
The court ordered that all the probation reports be prepared before mitigation and sentencing
His lawyers to present him to court for mitigation sentencing on 22nd February 2023.
The court however declined to reinstate his cash bail and said it would give direction when the matter comes up for mention.
The lawyer is said to have committed the offence between 2013 and 2014.
How The layer Got Ksh 16 Million
The agreement was that buyer, Tawfique Distributors was to make 10 percent of the price and the remaining Ksh. 17Million to Katitika Trading company a real estate company and the remaining be concluded in 90 days through their advocate,
However the company learned that their advocate had been paid by 2013 and they began endless trip to Mr. Mutinda’s office to get the money
On 11/11 /2013 the convict wrote a letter to the buyers advocate demanding payment of the balance, in response the buyer advocate response by giving the details of bank account that received the money.
According to bank manager paraded as witness, lawyers have apologised to the and agreed to pay the the remaining amount of which the court learned that he only paid Ksh. 1 million, with Ksh 16 million yet to be paid as was instructed by the buyer’s advocate.
The court was told that since the court made a ruling the advocate has not been traceable and most of the time his number switched off.
By Rodgers Oduor