PROSECUTION'S FAILURE

Ex-minister Kimunya acquitted of fraud charges in land case

Prosecution failed to prove Kimunya's case that has been in court since 2014.

In Summary

• The Kipipiri MP was charged with allocating public land to Midlands Limited, a company associated with him.

• He is said to have effected the transfer on June 30, 2005, when he served as a Land minister.

Former Lands Minister Amos Kimunya.
Former Lands Minister Amos Kimunya.
Image: FILE

Former Lands Minister Amos Kimunya has been set free by a Magistrates court over fraud-related charges.

Magistrate Felix Kombo on Wednesday dismissed the charges against Kimunya and his co-accused on grounds that the prosecution failed to prove its case.

The Kipipiri MP was charged with allocating public land to Midlands Limited, a company associated with him.

 
 

He is said to have effected the transfer on June 30, 2005, when he served as Land's minister.

He was charged alongside Lilian Wangiri, a former director of land adjudication and settlement within the Land ministry, who also faced a breach of trust charge.

Magistrate Kombo in acquiting all the accused persons said no prima facie case had been established against them.

"Let us now be happy. We have been vindicated. The truth has come out, The truth has set us free," Kimunya said soon after the verdict.

The former minister said it had been several years of persecution for no reason.

"I am very proud that the justice system in this country has proved that when you are innocent, you will be declared so," he said.