A businessman has been charged with forging the signature of late Jonathan Moi so as to lay claim over a prime property in Karen worth Kshs 250 million.
Eric Lugalia appeared before Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe charged with various counts of
forgery and uttering false documents.
According to the charge sheet, Lugalia forged Moi’s signature and that of the registrar of titles at Ardhi House- George Gichumi with the intent to defraud one Stuart Gerald of the land measuring 1.970 hectares.
Stuart, a city trader is a complainant in the case.
The charge sheet further indicates that on July 1, Lugalia knowingly presented a fake ‘instrument of transfer’ to sergeant Lawson Shuma from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
Lugalia was purporting that the transfer documents were genuine papers signed by Moi and attested by Sonnie Ondari, an advocate of the high court of Kenya.
The accused denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Kshs 100,000.
Attempts to have the media barred from covering the case was declined by the court.
The matter will be mentioned on July 30.
-The Star/ Sue Muhindi