National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya is still facing charges in his fraud case. Following the DPP’s appeal against his acquittal.
In May of last year, Anti-Corruption Magistrate Felix Kombo acquitted Kimunya in his Sh60 million fraud case, concluding that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against him.
However, in June of last year, the DPP filed an appeal against Kimunya’s and his two co-acquittals, accused’s claim that the court erred in law by releasing them.
The former Minister for Lands has been prosecuted in connection with a land fraud case in which he is accused of improperly allocating public land to his corporation.
When he was Minister, the alleged transfer of 25 acres to the Midlands is believed to have occurred on June 30, 2005.
In 2014, Kimunya, Lilian Wangiiri Njenga, the then-Director of Land Adjudication and Settlement, and businessman Junghae Wainaina were charged with awarding public land to Midlands Limited, a company linked to the politician.
Kimunya, Njenga, and Wainaina were accused of abusing their positions, failing to disclose private interests, and disposing of public property fraudulently.
In June 2005, Kimunya and Njenga allegedly used their positions to allocate 25 acres of public land worth Sh60 million to Midlands in Njabini, Nyandarua county.
However, Kombo released them, stating that they had no case to answer, prompting the DPP to submit an appeal.
According to court documents, the prosecution claims that the lower court made a legal and factual error in establishing that the complainant was the Settlement Trust Fund, not the Ministry of Agriculture.