Lamu MP released on a sh.1 Million cash bail over fraud charges


Lamu, KENYA: Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa Kariuki was on Monday charged in a Mombasa court over the alleged forging of a dead man’s signature to obtain land.

Court heard that on 27th February, 2013 Mr.Ndegwa allegedly forged the late Omar Kola Barisa’s signature and obtained 4.5 hectares parcel of land in Hindu area in Lamu County.

He is also accused of using false pretense to obtain power of attorney certificate, to sell a parcel of land to two businessmen Yussuf Sufi Abasheikh and Mohaddin Abasheikh for Sh.4, 000,000.

Mr.Ndegwa allegedly issued six bouncing cheques to the businessmen as a refund of the money he sold plot in 2014.

He denied the charges before Mombasa chief magistrate Evans Makori and released on a cash bail of sh. 1 million.

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