Senator “Sonko” testifies in sh. 29 Million fraud case in Mombasa court

Senator “Sonko” testifies in sh. 29 Million fraud case in Mombasa court

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Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko at a past court hearing PHOTO FILE

Mombasa, KENYA: Nairobi senator Mike Mbuvi “Sonko” on Wednesday appeared before Mombasa law court chief magistrate Julias Nang’ea following a court summon issued last month.

Sonko testified against Afzal Ahmedali Shah who is accused of fraudulently obtaining sh 29 million from Rajesh and Hitesh Pravin Dave between July and September 2009.

In his evidence Sonko defended himself by saying he only worked as an estate agent as his duties were to connect buyers and sellers before he could earn a commission.

“I was approached by Pandya Talali and co-advocates and told me they have a client who wanted to buy a plot in Mombasa,” Sonko said.

He also said he was not aware of this matter until he was summoned by the Mombasa CID office to record a statement inline with the selling of the land.

Sonko told the court that he had an office in Mombasa and he earned a commission of sh 870,000 from the owner of plot number 38603 after 90 days of selling agreement.

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He said he could not remember the date which the selling agreement was signed, and also did not remember the name of the buyer since he did not meet him but worked as a middle man with the buyer’s advocates.

Sonko said he worked as an agent between 1996 to 2009 when  he was elected as an MP during a by-election.

Last witness is set to testify on 6th July before case closed.