Nanyuki: A woman today narrated to a Nanyuki court how she was about to buy her mothers’ land from a land fraudster.
Carolyne Wanjiku told Principal Magistrate Waititu Gichimu how unknowingly she was about to buy a 7 acre piece of land which belonged to her mother, Lucy Patricia Irungu from Stephen Kuria Wanyiri
The incident happened on April 23, last year at Narumoro area, Nyeri County where Stephen Kuria is charged with others for conspiring and obtaining a title deed, and a letter of consent fraudulently, purported to be from Patricia
Wanjiku, a business woman in Nairobi told the court how in the month of April last year had told her friend how she needed to buy a piece of land.
After few days she was informed there was a piece of land at Narumoro and should arrange how to go to Narumoro.
On the material day, Wanjiku met the accused with other people in advocate office, and after going through documents, they agreed that the land would be sold at sh 850,000 per acre.
The title deed was bearing the name of Lucy Patricia Irungu, but Wanjiku never thought that was her mother’s name, for she was not aware her mother had a piece of land in Narumoro.
The accused explained he had not taken the tittle deed for lack of sh 200, 000 after purchase of the land, but the land was his as consent and transfer documents were indicating.
Meanwhile her mother was informed that someone was in the process of selling her land and had reported the matter at Narumoro police station.
In the process of negotiations, Wanjiku told the court how police officers arrived and were arrested and were taken to the station.
In the station, she came to realize the whole issue was a fraud when she met her mother who had also gone to station after the arrest.
The accused is charged together with Caleb Mutambi alias Advocate Oraro and Mary Njoki alias Lucy Patricia, all of who were involved in the transactions.
The matter was adjourned to March 21, 2017 for further hearing.