Mom­basa based lawyer charged in Sh100m land trans­fer dis­pute

Business Daily (Kenya) - - CORPORATE NEWS - Gal­galo Bocha & Eva­lyne Kirui

A Mom­basa lawyer has been charged with il­le­gal trans­fer of Sh100 mil­lion prop­erty.

An­gelo Owino, who was ar­raigned be­fore Chief Mag­is­trate Evans Makori, faces three counts of ob­tain­ing reg­is­tra­tion of a land cer­tifi­cate by false pre­tence, con­spir­acy to com­mit a felony and pre­par­ing doc­u­ments while be­ing un­qual­i­fied to act as an ad­vo­cate.

He is ac­cused of will­fully procur­ing a plot in Mom­basa for Dou­glas Mwangi Muteru, the prop­erty of Bashir Meraj Din Ahmed Bux.

He is also ac­cused of con­spir­ing with oth­ers to com­mit a felony of ob­tain­ing the reg­is­tra­tion of a land cer­tifi­cate by false pre­tence.

The lawyer faces the third charge of han­dling a land trans­ac­tion while un­qual­i­fied to act as an ad­vo­cate.

Mr Owino, who was rep­re­sented by lawyer Ed­ward Gichana, pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He was re­leased on a Sh500,000 bond with surety of a sim­i­lar amount, with an al­ter­na­tive cash bail of Sh100, 000.

The case will be heard Tues­day next week.

SUED Mr An­gelo Owino. LABAN WALLOGA

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