BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Troubles seems to worsen for former Tetu MP Ndungu Gethenji after he has been charged with forgery of documents over multibillion shillings estate in Kitusuru.
Appearing virtually before Milmani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, Ndungu denied charges of fraud for forging minutes of a shareholders meeting of Kihingo Village (Waridi Gardens) Management One Ltd.
The offence is said to have been committed on November 21, 2018 when Ndungu’s phone was used to upload incorrect company information to the Registry of Companies through his E-Citizen account.
Ndungu pleaded to the charges after a bid to have the matter settled out of court flopped.
The former MP had ealier been granted more time to see if he would reconcile with his family over the control of Sh20 billion estate.
It is said that Ndungu and his family were the original developers of Kihingo Village, but the MP fell out with his brothers Fredrick Gitahi and Bob over control of the multibillion property.
He claimed to control the estate through ’60B’ shares held by a company he created in 2010.
Kihingo Village in Kitisuru consists of 55 houses, with owners each having one share in the management company, a club house and social amenities.
The alleged forgery concerned attempts to make businessman Chacha Mabanga a director of Kihingo Village (Waridi Gardens) Management One that purported to hold 60 B shares in Kihingo Village(Waridi Gardens) Management that controls the estate.
On Monday this week before the court granted Ndungu time to settle thematter out of court the criminal file mysteriously went missing but was located afternoon.
However Mutuku on Thursday morning ordered ndungu to be released on a bond of Sh 100,000, a surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh 20,000.
At the same time the magistrate then recused herself as she is also involved in another case where Ndungu is charged with assaulting Kishore Varsani and lawyer George Wajackoyah within Kihingo estate.
Mutuku recused herself saying handling the matter on the same accused person would amount a conflict of interest.
The pre-trial hearing has been set for January 18, 2021.