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Former Thika Administrator jailed over land fraud case

A Thika Court has sentenced Elizabeth Wambui Kamichar, a former Thika administrator, to three months imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining a land ownership document.

Delivering the judgment, Thika Senior Resident Magistrate Benmark Ekhuli termed as a “brazen act” the backdating and altering of land registry documents by the accused leading to the commission of the offence.

He overruled a probation officer’s report that was in favour of the accused and handed the 61-year old mother of three a custodial sentence.

The accused had denied that on December 6, 2011 at the Thika lands registry, jointly with others not before court obtained certificate of lease number Thika Municipality Block 9/430 by falsely pretending that the said plot was allocated to her by the government.

She also faced a second count which stated that September 30, 2014 at Thika township in Kiambu County, jointly with others not before the court, willfully and unlawfully damaged a gate valued Sh 30,000 belonging to Cecilia Wamaitha Mwangi.

The former District Officer has 14 days to appeal against the sentence.

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