Ath­lete cites speaker in Sh150m ‘fraud’

Run­ner Komen ac­cuses him of in­sert­ing his name in sale agree­ments to falsely in­di­cate they were part­ners

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - MATHEWS NDANYI @ndany­i_­math­ews

Uasin Gishu speaker Isaac Terer will be sum­moned by MCAs over claims he swin­dled ath­lete Daniel Komen out of money and prop­erty worth Sh150 mil­lion. Terer has de­nied the ac­cu­sa­tion.

The dou­ble World In­door 1,500m sil­ver medal­ist has sued Terer to re­cover his prop­erty.

“Be­cause the mat­ter touches on a mem­ber of the as­sem­bly, we will dis­cuss it and then hand it over to the Jus­tice and Le­gal Af­fairs Com­mit­tee of the as­sem­bly to in­ves­ti­gate and bring us a re­port,” ma­jor­ity leader Josphat Lowoi said yes­ter­day. “We will hear from both par­ties be­fore we make any move.”

Komen has filed the case at the En­vi­ron­ment and Lands Court in El­doret town. He says Terer was his fi­nan­cial ad­viser and lawyer. Komen says he charged Terer with buy­ing land in El­doret town worth Sh12 mil­lion. He says he paid money re­quested by Terer but he is yet to have the prop­erty trans­ferred to him de­spite many at­tempts.

Komen ac­cuses Terer of se­cretly in­sert­ing his name in sale agree­ments to falsely in­di­cate they were part­ners. But Terer says he and Komen were busi­ness part­ners and he con­trib­uted more than Sh5 mil­lion to­wards pur­chase of the prop­erty.

Komen has pro­duced doc­u­ments show­ing he de­posited money as ad­vised by Terer to­wards the pur­chase of the land. The hear­ing will be on Novem­ber 24. Komen has also filed a com­plaint at the Ad­vo­cates Dis­ci­plinary Com­mit­tee.

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