Court rejects police report on Sh8bn Karen land case

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Former managing trustee of the NSSF Jos Konzolo. FILE PHOTO | NMG

The High Court has rejected the testimony of a police investigator in the Sh8 billion Karen land fraud case.

The upmarket property at the center of a dispute pits a firm associated with former Vice President Moody Awori, a widow of ex-Nairobi PC John Mburu and a former managing trustee of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Jos Konzolo.

Justice Elijah Obaga declined the testimony of Patrick Maloba after protests from five lawyers that he did not file a report on his investigations about the fraud regarding the 134-acre parcel of land.

Lawyers Cecil Miller, Peter Wena, William Arusei, Pauline Kiteng’e and State Counsel Allan Kamau asked the judge to reject the testimony of Mr. Maloba.

“We do not know where this witness is leading us to. We have not seen his statement to this court about his findings after he investigated the fraud reported by Ms. Carmelina Ngami Mburu (widow of ex-PC who has since passed on),” Mr. Miller said.

 

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