COURT TO DETERMINE FATE OF WOMAN ACCUSED OF PRESENTING FAKE SURETY ON MONDAY.

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An employee of Ministry of Interior Dorcas Mugo Njeru and her daughter Esther Muthoni Muiruri before court./PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A Ministry of Interior employee accused of forging a title deed for use as bond to secure the release of her daughter will on Monday know whether she will be freed.

Dorcas Mugo Njeru, a senior Administration Secretary at the ministry was detained seven days ago after she appeared in court to bail her daughter Esther Muthoni Muiruri who is charged with Sh34 million fraud.

The woman was nabbed after she presented her title deed in court to stand surety for her daughter.

The prosecution noted that the documents resembled others used to stand surety for her daughter in a different case.

The prosecution applied for her detention as the DCI commenced investigations to determine whether the new surety bond was genuine.

When she appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi, the police told the court that they had verified the two title deeds and confirmed that the two title deeds were genuine.

The court heard that one of the parcels of land is in Ruiru, Kiambu County while the other one is in Embu county.

The investigating officer further stated that even though the titles were genuine, the valuation report was not.

He said the valuer Philip Kiprotich Cheplong indicated contradicting dates on his certificate on when he started to practice.

“After finding that the titles were genuine, we proceeded to the registrar of valuers registration board to verify whether the valuer who presented the two reports was genuine. We discovered that the two reports he filed were fake,” the investigator said.

The police further heard that photographs of buildings indicated in the valuation report were fake.

“The houses indicated in the valuation report are not there. The property is not developed, there are no buildings,” the court was told.

The police said that they have not been able to prefer charges against Njeru because there was complainant.

Ochoi will decide on Monday whether she will be released.

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