Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has been roped into a KSh 29 million fraud case in Mombasa.
The senator received an order from a Mombasa County law court to appear before it to answer to charges of land fraud involving KSh 29 million.
Sonko, alongside Afzal Shah are facing charges for selling properties with false identity and documentation.
The senator was accused of carrying out a business deal under fake alias names; Mike Musa and Mike Munga
Based on The standard reports, Sonko used the names Mike Munga and Mike Musa while acting as a sales agent to show two brothers; Hittesh and Rajesh Dave land they could purchase in Bamburi estate, Mombasa in 2009.
Hittesh and Rajesh flower farmers from Kajiado county said.
“I first met Sonko at a law firm in Mombasa where he introduced himself as Mike Munga, an agent of Shah. He drove me and my brother to Nyali where he showed us properties that had for sale signs but we did not like them. We then went to Bamburi,” said Hittesh.
Hittesh and Sonko met at Mohamnal Pandya’s office in Mombasa. He was the lawyer to Afzal Shah.
“I knew Sonko to be a vendor’s agent because we had transacted business before. It was I who introduced the two to each other,” said Pandya.
Millicent Ouko, an ivestigating officer said during the hearing that Sonko and Shah carried out the business but there was no legal documents at the Lands Office showing the transaction between Tecaflex and Shah.
Tecaflex are the original owners who got the properties after a transfer from Bamuri Cement limited.
“Shah received cash in installments through his lawyer’s account at Habib Bank, and each copy of the cheque had a copy of the identity card of the accused and the bank statement from the bank was evidence of the cash transaction,”said Ouko was quoted as saying.
The court adjourned the case to June 8, asking him to be present in court as a potential witness.
Shah had received installments in Ksh 3 million, KSh 15 million, KSh 10 million and KSh 1 million from different banks across the country between July and September 2009.
Shah was accused of faking title deeds on August 19, 2005 and presenting fake documents to his lawyer.
The Nairobi Senator is known to be living a flashy lifestyle buying personal luxurious items. He is known to have channeled thousands of shillings to people who need it.
He is the founder of several charity initiatives such as the Sonko Rescue Team which serves the public free of charge with their ambulances, hearses, fire engines, motorcycles and SUVs including limousines.
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