Mungatana, business partner lose bid to stop fraud case

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 15:12 | By

Kibera Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday rejected an application by former Garsen Member of Parliament Danson Mungatana and his business partner Collins Paul Waweru to drop charges against them.

The duo told the court that they have already settled the matter with the complainant. 

Magistrate Abdul Lorot, however, ruled that the application to defer the plea taking lacked merit and dismissed it.

“They had an agreement but the decision by the prosecution to charge them was arrived at because it met the public interest threshold,” said Lorot.

On Tuesday, August 18, the state prosecutor Nancy Kerubo told the court that the Ministry of Defence is involved as a complainant.

The MP and his co-accused pleaded not guilty and were released on Sh200,000 cash bail to charges of forgery of documents and obtaining money by false pretence.

The former MP appeared at the Kibera Law Courts on Wednesday morning where he faced charges of conspiracy to defraud a businesswoman of Sh1 million.

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