Antony Mutahi Kimaru, former MP for Laikipia East was arraigned in Milimani law courts to face charges of theft. – By Meshack Makau

Hon. Kimaru was charged with five different accounts; stealing, making a false document, uttering a false document, obtaining land registration by false pretense and conspiracy to defraud.

He however pleaded not guilty of the charges. Mr. Kimaru was before chief magistrate Martha Mutuku.

It was said that August 5, 2016 he stole a tittle deed for a land in Nanyuki township from the ministry of lands headquarters in Nairobi.

The land was valued at Ksh. 18.5 million. The said land belongs to Odinga Oraro and David Morton Silversten, the executors of the Estate of the late Livia Lepoer Trengh.

In August 3, 2009, the accused was alleged to have made an agreement of sale document and purported it to be a genuine and validly drawn document by Mwangi Kariuki Advocate. On January 5, 2020, Hon. Kimaru at the Environmental and land court in Nyeri high court, uttered a document with an agreement of sale intending to sale the land to Silas Kimeli the deputy registrar ELC high court Nyeri.

In reference to the charge sheet, on September 5, 2016, Hon. Kimaru procured the registration of the said parcel of land in his name by falsely pretending that it had been lawfully transferred to him by the complainants.

Through his advocate Ng’ang’a Mbugua, the accused pleaded for lenient bond terms citing that he already has another case in nyeri which he has never failed to appear. “your honor my client has another case in Nyeri and he has never failed to appear. I pray that you give him some lenient bond terms,” said Mr. Mbugua.

In her ruling the magistrate released the accused on Ksh. 1M bond with an alternative cash bail of Ksh. 300,000. The accused’s case will be mentioned on January 28, 2021.