Lawyer in Karen land row ap­plies for an­tic­i­pa­tory bail, cites plot to shut him up

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

A city lawyer in­volved in a wran­gle with a busi­ness­woman over prop­erty on Nairobi’s Karen es­tate is seek­ing to block his pros­e­cu­tion for al­leged forgery of doc­u­ments for the mul­ti­mil­lion-shilling land.

Guy Elms has made an ap­pli­ca­tion for an­tic­i­pa­tory bail, say­ing po­lice in­tend to ar­rest and pros­e­cute him to si­lence him from de­fend­ing the es­tate of the late Roger Rob­son.

The DPP di­rected the po­lice to charge the lawyer based on foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults that re­vealed that the pur­ported sig­na­tures of the de­ceased on the will and power of attorney in Elms’s pos­ses­sion as an ad­min­is­tra­tor of the vast es­tate are forg­eries.

The po­lice said Elms’s ap­pli­ca­tion is “a tac­ti­cal at­tempt to frus­trate the due process of law.”

The case has been ad­journed to No­vem­ber 22.

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