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Magistrate Convicts Entire Family Of Graft

Nairobi’s Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku has convicted an entire family of defrauding a businessman over Ksh. 90 Million.

The accused eight, a man his wife, two daughters and other four family members  were found guilty of falsely  receiving Ksh. 90 Million from a businessman claiming that they were in a position to sell land.

Trial court found that Fredrick Kinyanjui, Irene Ngai, Joyce Waweru, Gerald Maina received money and bought property and registered it under the names of their relatives.

They were charged with several counts of obtaining, conspiracy to defraud and acquisition of property from proceeds of crime.

According  to state prosecution, on diverse  dates Frederick  Kinyanjui  colluded  with the co-accused to obtain a total of Ksh. 81 Million  from George Gacheru by pretending  that she was in a position  to sell a piece of  land located in Kajiando, Riuru, an Isuzu Lorry registration number KBP 082T and Toyota  Harrier KBM 978 Y among other properties.

While  making  a ruling  pronouncement ,the trial magistrate  Martha  Mutuku  stated that the prosecution  have proven the case beyond  reasonable  doubt especially at the point  when the court learned  that properties were concealed  by having  them registered  in the names of relatives.

“The court is convinced with the prosecution’s counsel, since most maters in the case were unearthed having been concealed by the first accused person, ” Mutuku stated.

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The other  co-accused persons  were found  culpable  of the offences  for being  directly  linked to properties  acquired  through  proceeds  of crime, and failure  to interrogate  the source of the properties  the first accused persons registered  in their  names.

The co-accused person  are convicted  after  it emerged  that they did not question  the source of the properties  registered  under  their  names  and being  direct beneficiaries, “Mutuku added.

The eight convicts will be sentenced on Tuesday 12th July next week.

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