Muranga County Assembly Member Peter Mburu Muthoni before a Nairobi Court on Friday where he was arraigned in court under warrant of arrest.


A Muranga County Assembly Member Peter Mburu Muthoni has been reminded until Monday for failure to attend trial for fraud.

He was arrested on Thursday in Thika level hospital.

He appeared Nairobi Senior Principal  Magistrate Kennedy  Kipchumba who ordered the Mr Mburu remanded pending the ruling on whether to cancel bond terms.

Prosecution through Senior Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu applied the cancellation of bond terms terming accused character as questionable.

He urged the court to to remand the accused until the trial is heard and determined since no one knows his motives.

“We request this court to take judicial notice of the conduct of the accused and detain him pending hearing and determination of this trial.  We have ten witnesses remaining and we are ready to hear this matter expendisiously” submitted prosecutor.

The magistrate noted that the investigating established medical documents produced in court by the accused  lawyer claiming he was unwell after he was attacked in Muranga were fake.

The IO told the court that Mburu medical documents claiming he was treated at Kiambu hospital were fake and Thika level 5 medical superintendent confirmed they were fake and they are not currently using such paper or the stamp used in the medical documents.

The learned magistrate further noted if was not the first time Mr Mburu failed to attend court.

A Nairobi Court issued a warrant of arrest against Muranga County Assembly Member Peter Mburu Muthoni for failure to appear in court to answer fraud charges.

Muranga County Assembly Member Peter Mburu Muthoni.
Muranga County Assembly Member Peter Mburu Muthoni.

The politician, who is allied to Jubilee Party and has represented Kagundui-ini Ward if accused of obtaining Sh 2.2million from Alice Peninah Wanjiku by pretending that he was in a position to sell her an Isuzu truck.

The offence was allegedly committed between June 18 and 29, last year, at Pioneer House in Nairobi using the name of Solomon Kamau Nyingi. He is facing five other charges, including forging a court order.

Mburu, who is out on Sh2million cash bail, is alleged to have presented a fraudulent courter order to Wanjiku purporting it was issued by the Milimani Commercial Court for the attachment and sale of personal property. He is alleged to have falsely introduced to Wanjiku as Solomon Kamau Nyingi.