Man charged with forging signatures of land sale agreement

The magistrate released him on a cash bail of Sh300,000 or a bond of Sh500,000.

In Summary

•He was further charged that he fraudulently obtained Sh124,000 from Paul Kenda by pretending to sell him the same land.

•The court heard, Okari also obtained Sh125,000 from Simon Kimari on dates between June 1 and September 19 this year.

James Nyangate Okari, the accused.
James Nyangate Okari, the accused.

A man who allegedly conned three people over Sh600,000 in a fake land deal was Friday charged with fraudulently forging signatures of a land sale agreement.

James Nyangate Okari was accused that on dates between May 1 and November 20, 2022 at unknown place within the country, he forged signatures on a land sale agreement and purported it to have been given by the director of soil merchant Kenya Limited, a fact he knew to be false.

Okari was charged with a second count that he fraudulently obtained from John Kibira Sh425,000 by pretending that he was in a position to sell him a parcel of land Nyandarua/Ambuyu/4780/4783, a fact he knew to be false.

He allegedly committed the offence on November 15 in Nyahururu.

He was further charged that he fraudulently obtained Sh124,000 from Paul Kenda by pretending to sell him the same land.

The court heard, Okari also obtained Sh125,000 from Simon Kimari on dates between June 1 and September 19 this year.

In court, he denied the charges before Milimani Magistrate Gilbert Shikwe and pleaded for lenient bond terms.

He also asked for witness statements from the prosecution.

The magistrate released him on a cash bail of Sh300,000 or a bond of Sh500,000.

The case will be mentioned on December 30.

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