Ex-Minister Amos Kimunya acquitted of graft in Sh60m land fraud case

By Sheila Mutua On Wed, 20 May, 2020 11:31 | < 1 min read
Amos Kimunya
Former Cabinet Minister Amos Kimunya (right) with two others when they appeared in court over Sh60m land fraud case.

Former Cabinet  Minister Amos Kimunya and two others are free after six years of prosecution.

Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court acquitted them in a case in which they had been charged with fraudulently disposing of public property worth Sh60 million.

Magistrate Felix Kombo ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against them beyond a reasonable doubt.

“No prima facie case had been established against the accused persons and acquit all the persons charged in court,” he said.

The Kipipiri MP faced six counts of abuse of office.

Kimunya was charged alongside Lilian Njenga, a director of Land Adjudication and Settlement, and Jughae Wainaina, chairman of Midlands Limited, a company associated with the former Kipipiri MP who once served as Finance minister.

The prosecution alleged that in June 2005, Kimunya and Njenga allocated Midlands 25 acres of public land.

Kimunya had been accused of not protecting public property and failing to disclose he was a director of Midland.

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