Muhuri wants CJ to intervene in ‘forgery’ case
They say MP pledged to repay Sh4 million to the two, plus a Sh2 million ‘apology’
The DCI has been accused of failing to open criminal investigations against Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa, a year after formal complaints were made against him involving a land deal.
The MP is alleged to have illegally sold 14 acres using forged documents. He is also facing separate criminal charges of misuse of CDF funds.
The land has since been reclaimed by the owners. However, Ndegwa has not refunded the Sh4 million he was paid by buyers Yusuf Abasheik and Mohaddin Sufi. He is accused by the two of consistently issuing bad cheques.
Through the Muslims for Human Rights, they have written to the Chief Justice, seeking his intervention.
Copies of slips and agreement documents in our possession show that Ndegwa allegedly forged Omar Barisa’s signature and obtained the 14 acres of prime land in Hindi Magogoni. Using a forged certificate of power of attorney purportedly signed on September 24, 2010, by Barisa, he sold the land to the two businessmen. Barisa died 11 years ago.
But during the land transfer, irregularities were spotted and the MP promised to repay the Sh4 million to the two and an additional Sh2 million as a gesture of apology, since he had kept the complainants’ money for a long time. “As reimbursement, the MP agreed to issue monthly postdated cheques of Sh1 million through agent Sheikh Mohamed within six months. All the cheques bounced, as is evident in the notices of dishonour from the Gulf African Bank,” Salim Wampy from Muhuri writes to the CJ.
Muhuri, acting on behalf of the two, made a complaint to the DCI Mombasa, but said no action was taken.
“I will abstain from commenting on the issue, because you always report what you want, not what you are told,” Ndegwa told the Star when he was reached for comment yesterday.
In June 22 last year, a letter to the DCI, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said the allegations against the MP pointed to forgery, obtaining by false pretences and issuing bouncing cheques.