Forgery case against Nakuru MCA adjourned for the 8th time

Hearing of a forgery case against Kapkures ward MCA Paul Kimtai together with his close aide Richard Langat on Thursday failed to kick off after the defense side applied for an adjournment.

Lawyer Gordon Ogolla for the ward representative who appeared in court applied to have the case pushed forward saying they have reached an agreement to settle the matter out of court adding that they need more time to execute the same.

In their application, the two want the court to give them three weeks to try and settle the matter which has dragged on since 2017.

It has been adjourned over eight times with the complainant crying foul over delays by the defense.

In his ruling Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo allowed the application for adjournment saying the matter was fairly old and needed to be expedited on time, he moved the matter to October 4 for mention to confirm status of the agreement.

They duo who were arrested in 2017, had been charged with forgery of land titles of a plot within Nakuru.It was alleged that on diverse dates between the month of October 2010 and April 2012 at an unknown place with intent to defraud Josiah Njoroge without lawful authority made a title deed of a land situated at Mbaruk area in Nakuru purporting to be a genuine document issued by the land’s registry.

They faced other charges of giving false information to police about the said land which led to the wrongful arrest of a lands advocate in Nakuru.

Particulars of the charge sheet were that on April 14, 2014 at the CID offices in Nakuru County willingly gave false information to a police officer who was Investigating the said forgery of the documents which led to the arrest and subsequent charge of an advocate wrongfully.

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